Isabella D'Esposito

Isabella D'Esposito

Isabella “Izzi” D’Esposito is a New York based playwright, and songwriter. Her work has been produced or developed at the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Ars Nova, Paragon Theater, Boise Contemporary Theater and more. She’s been a TEDxBroadway Young Professional, an artist in residence at Camp Stomping Ground and was recently a writing fellow at The Playwrights Realm with her play Albert County Public...
Isabella “Izzi” D’Esposito is a New York based playwright, and songwriter. Her work has been produced or developed at the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Ars Nova, Paragon Theater, Boise Contemporary Theater and more. She’s been a TEDxBroadway Young Professional, an artist in residence at Camp Stomping Ground and was recently a writing fellow at The Playwrights Realm with her play Albert County Public Library System; Lakeside Branch. 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
    The spectres of death and disaster loom over the Lakeside Branch-and not just in its popular vampire romance novels. Octogenarian volunteer coordinator Agatha wants things to run like they always have, but her elderly team is quickly shrinking, her fractious relationship with grief-stricken teen Madison is testing library loyalties, and to top it all off, someone is drawing men's you know whats in all the...
    The spectres of death and disaster loom over the Lakeside Branch-and not just in its popular vampire romance novels. Octogenarian volunteer coordinator Agatha wants things to run like they always have, but her elderly team is quickly shrinking, her fractious relationship with grief-stricken teen Madison is testing library loyalties, and to top it all off, someone is drawing men's you know whats in all the books! You're never too old (or young) to learn that in libraries, as in grieving, sometimes things have to fall apart for better things to come together.
    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.
  • thee/thou
    a play (in-progress) shaped like a Quaker meeting.
    even in what some consider the most liberal branches of Christianity, can queer identities and artistic identities exist freely?
    a text based on experience and interviews with artists with quaker backgrounds from around the USA.
  • 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)

  • 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.
  • 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.