MFA, Writing. Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin, 2009.
Certificate, Professional Training Program. Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theater, 2006.
BA, Sociology. Brown University, 2005.
Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig is an internationally produced playwright whose work has been staged at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre of Great Britain, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Manhattan Theater Club, the Goodman Theatre, Trafalgar Studios 2 on the West End and the József Katona Theater in Budapest. Frances' plays have been awarded the Wasserstein Prize, the Yale Drama Series Award (selected by David Hare), an Edinburgh Fringe First Award, the David A. Callichio Award and the Keene Prize for Literature. She has held year-long playwright residencies at Manhattan Theater Club and Marin Theater Company, and in 2019 received a United States Artist Fellowship. Frances was born in Philadelphia, and raised in Northern Virginia, Okinawa, Taipei and Beijing. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and Writers Guild West.
Introduction to Playwriting
Generating New Material (Solo Performance)
Collaboration & Ensemble Devising
New Works Lab