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 had its 2018-2019 National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere at MOXIE Theatre in San Diego, Redtwist Theatre in Chicago, and Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles. Grace has...
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 had its 2018-2019 National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere 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.

To read full-length plays, please contact Evan Morse at emorse@gersh.com.

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 is proving to be a tough one: she's wrestling with an unrequited crush on her best friend Alison, her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis, and the recent erratic behavior of her imaginary best friend “Britney Spears.” 2007 is a dark comedy about the women who inspire us, the power they wield, and the crippling pressure to maintain our public selves in times of private crisis.
  • Scare Me
    When Alex gets hired at a Halloween pop-up store in Chicago, she's thrilled to start her gap year with her first real job. As she and her older, jaded co-workers scramble to meet their sales goal and push superhero capes and fake blood on strangers, they each struggle to distinguish the masks they wear from the masks they sell. SCARE ME is a dark comedy about the fear of being yourself, the desire to be...
    When Alex gets hired at a Halloween pop-up store in Chicago, she's thrilled to start her gap year with her first real job. As she and her older, jaded co-workers scramble to meet their sales goal and push superhero capes and fake blood on strangers, they each struggle to distinguish the masks they wear from the masks they sell. SCARE ME is a dark comedy about the fear of being yourself, the desire to be somebody else, and the danger of getting attached to something that was always meant to be temporary.
  • 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.