Victor Lesniewski

Victor Lesniewski‘s plays include Couriers and Contrabands (World Premiere at TBG Theatre in NYC, Critic Howard Miller’s 2015 Best of Off & Off-Off Broadway List, Developmental Workshop at New York Theatre Workshop), Cloven Tongues (World Premiere at The Wild Project in NYC), Where Bison Run (Ars Nova Out Loud Reading Series, NY Times Profile), Amid Purpleheart (Geva Theatre Center Concert Reading), Pipistrellus (Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows), Khardal (Berkeley Rep’s The Ground Floor), Cold Spring (Ashland New Plays Festival), The Fifth Domain (Pioneer Theatre Company Play-by-Play Reading Series), and Tentative City (Roundabout’s Space Jam at Wyoming Theater Festival, SF Playhouse Play Reading Series).  His short play Someone Who Knows was produced by Gowanus Art + Production in their inaugural Green Plays event in NYC, as well as by Ammunition Theatre Company in Los Angeles. His short play A50 was produced by F*It Club as part of their Spring Fling.  Victor has been on the shortlist for the Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists of Choice, a two-time semi-finalist for the Princess Grace Award, a semi-finalist for the P73 Playwriting Fellowship, a semi-finalist for the New Dramatists Residency, a finalist for the Heideman Award, and a two-time finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference.  Victor was the only American to be shortlisted for the inaugural Theatre503 Playwriting Award which included six writers culled from over 1,600 applicants.  He was a 2015-16 Uncharted Artist in Residence at Ars Nova.  In recent years he has developed work at Northern Stage (VT), Campfire Theatre Festival (ID), Benchmark Theatre (CO), and La Mama Umbria.  He is a member of The Playwrights Union and is proud to sit on The Dramatists Guild’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

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