Grace McLeod

Grace McLeod

Grace McLeod is a playwright and screenwriter based in New York. She was a 2017-2018 playwright-in-residence at the Greenhouse Theater Center as part of the Trellis Residency Initiative, where she developed her play HERLAND, which will have its National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere this season at MOXIE Theatre in San Diego, Redtwist Theatre in Chicago, and Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles. Grace...
Grace McLeod is a playwright and screenwriter based in New York. She was a 2017-2018 playwright-in-residence at the Greenhouse Theater Center as part of the Trellis Residency Initiative, where she developed her play HERLAND, which will have its National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere this season at MOXIE Theatre in San Diego, Redtwist Theatre in Chicago, and Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles. Grace has developed her plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, First Floor Theater, The New Colony, and Commission Theatre, among others, and her short films have screened at venues and festivals nationwide. Grace is a recent graduate of the University of Chicago, where she was the recipient of the 2018 Olga and Paul Menn Foundation Prize for Playwriting. She is represented by the Gersh Agency.

Plays

  • Herland
    After graduating from high school, Natalie gets a summer internship working for Jean, a recently-divorced woman in her 70s who has no plans to move into a typical retirement home. Natalie helps Jean and her two best friends design an alternative: a DIY utopia where they can live out the next chapter of their lives. They plot the future together inside Jean’s garage, where relics of Jean’s ex-husband (and his...
    After graduating from high school, Natalie gets a summer internship working for Jean, a recently-divorced woman in her 70s who has no plans to move into a typical retirement home. Natalie helps Jean and her two best friends design an alternative: a DIY utopia where they can live out the next chapter of their lives. They plot the future together inside Jean’s garage, where relics of Jean’s ex-husband (and his locally famous Bruce Springsteen cover band) still linger. HERLAND is a play about women growing up, growing old, and rocking out to the beat of their own drums.
  • 2007
    It's 2007 and Lucy is freaking out. Tenth grade totally sucks, her best friend Alison is moving onto bigger and better things, she can't seem to get rid of her stupid made-up boyfriend, and her mom Eileen is bald now due to chemo treatments. And then there's her idol, the infamous Britney Spears, who is also newly bald and refusing to leave the 24-hour news cycle and literally everyone's...
    It's 2007 and Lucy is freaking out. Tenth grade totally sucks, her best friend Alison is moving onto bigger and better things, she can't seem to get rid of her stupid made-up boyfriend, and her mom Eileen is bald now due to chemo treatments. And then there's her idol, the infamous Britney Spears, who is also newly bald and refusing to leave the 24-hour news cycle and literally everyone's minds. "2007" is a darkly comedic, queer coming-of-age story about the women who inspire us, the power they wield, and the crippling pressure to maintain our public selves in times of private crisis.
  • you, too
    Kat and Sam are sisters. Sometimes best friends. Sometimes enemies. Sometimes acquaintances. Always sisters. “you, too” follows them from early childhood in the 70s through adulthood in the present, chronicling the specific frustrations and joys of sisterhood, aging, and navigating the relationship between our younger selves, older selves, and all the selves in the middle.