Isabella D'Esposito

Isabella D'Esposito

Isabella “Izzi” D’Esposito is a New York based playwright, composer and lyricist. Her work has been produced or developed at the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Ars Nova, Arts Tristate, Carnegie Mellon University, Horizon Theater, Red Theater Purchase and more. She’s been an apprentice with New York Stage and Film, a resident at the Stony Brook International Theater Festival, a 2016 TEDxBroadway Young...
Isabella “Izzi” D’Esposito is a New York based playwright, composer and lyricist. Her work has been produced or developed at the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Ars Nova, Arts Tristate, Carnegie Mellon University, Horizon Theater, Red Theater Purchase and more. She’s been an apprentice with New York Stage and Film, a resident at the Stony Brook International Theater Festival, a 2016 TEDxBroadway Young Professional and is currently a Writing Fellow at The Playwrights Realm. Isabella received her MFA in Dramatic Writing at Carnegie Mellon University, studying under Rob Handel, and a degree in Playwriting and Screenwriting from Purchase College, studying under Christina Anderson and Sylvan Oswald.

Plays

  • Albert County Public Library System; Lakeside Branch
    Maria, a seventeen year old high school student, joins the ranks of the volunteers at her local library after her sister passes away. The other retiree volunteers accept her, well, everyone except Agatha, the head of the volunteer program. And when sketches of male genitals begin to appear in books throughout the library, Agatha blames Maria outright. And after evidence mounts against Maria, Agatha takes it...
    Maria, a seventeen year old high school student, joins the ranks of the volunteers at her local library after her sister passes away. The other retiree volunteers accept her, well, everyone except Agatha, the head of the volunteer program. And when sketches of male genitals begin to appear in books throughout the library, Agatha blames Maria outright. And after evidence mounts against Maria, Agatha takes it upon herself to ban Maria from the library. As tensions awkwardly mount among the stacks of the Lakeside Branch, all come face to face with the frustrations of grief and mourning.
  • Horizon Three
    Horizon Three explores the lives of Georgia Lawson, an astronaut, and Andy, an android, as they participate in a long term isolation study onboard the Horizon Three station orbiting Neptune. As the study enters Phase Two, the pair discover not only is the study perhaps more dangerous than they first believed, but they're also not as alone out here as they first thought.
  • Gravity of Me Gone
    The archived story of the Peregrine Courier, a ship taking passengers away from the confines of an ecologically ravaged Earth, to the freedom of a new future on Colony 6.
    When tragedy strikes, those on board and those left behind must face the impact of their need to escape.
  • ***NOT CLICKBAIT***
    A young woman, Mickey, records a youtube vlog about her recent close encounter with, well she doesn't know exactly what to call them. She could say aliens, but she doesn't believe in aliens, and neither do you, right? Because, well that would seem crazy, right?

    (A one woman performance script)

  • sometimes you have to ____ so someone will_____
    Eric and Teddy go on a first date. It's a disaster, and their next date is a disaster, and their next date, but they keep coming back to one another. While Teddy is trying to cultivate a rare flower, and Eric is trying to get a handle on his migraines, the two of them find what they need in each other.
  • People for the Ethical Treatment of the Undead
    The government forces two mothers, Mae and Joan, to keep their zombie daughter, Sarah, in a desperate legal attempt to keep families together in the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse. As the logic of their world unravels and Sarah grows more dangerous every day, Mae and Joan must decide what they’re willing to do to get their life back from their undead daughter.

  • Hayley and the Big Red Button
    Hayley, an adopted Guatemalan American teenager, blows up Earth in exchange for unlimited power as queen of an alien race. But her humanity proves distancing as she still holds tight to her connections to Earth behind closed doors. As the alien's ship zooms through space, it encounters an unusual bit of debris forcing Hayley to face the reality of being a homeless seventeen year old girl in the middle of outer space.