Nina Mansfield is a Cos Cob, CT based playwright, fiction writer and educator. Nina’s ten-minute and one-act plays have had over 100 productions; they have been produced professionally, and at colleges, community theaters and high schools throughout the United States and in Canada, England, Australia, Scotland, Ireland and Peru. Her work has appeared at a number of festivals including the New York International...
Nina Mansfield is a Cos Cob, CT based playwright, fiction writer and educator. Nina’s ten-minute and one-act plays have had over 100 productions; they have been produced professionally, and at colleges, community theaters and high schools throughout the United States and in Canada, England, Australia, Scotland, Ireland and Peru. Her work has appeared at a number of festivals including the New York International Fringe Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Boston Theatre Marathon, Vital Theatre’s New Works Festival, 20% Theatre Twin Cities, the Six Women Playwriting Festival, Little Fish Theatre’s Pick of the Vine Festival, and multiple 8-Minute Madness Festivals in New York. In the coming months, she has short play productions scheduled in Brisbane, Australia and Seoul, South Korea.
In June of 2013 Nina’s short play Bite Me was a finalist for the Miami City Theatre’s National Award for Short Playwriting and was produced as part of Summer Shorts 2013. Her full-length play Losing Our Heads: The Guillotine Play was a semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 2012 National Playwrights Conference and a semi-finalist for the Leah Ryan Feww Award. Her one-act drama Pedestrian Casualty: Bronx, USA received an Honorable Mention for the Goshen Peace Play Award. Nina was commissioned in 2012 by Ticket2Eternity productions to write a full-length play, entitled Gymnos: A Geek’s Tragedy, which premiered in New York at the HERE Arts Center in September 2013. Nina was a participant in the 2010 Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive. She has been a member of a number of playwriting labs over the years, including The Present Company’s “The Pool,” and Turtle Shell Theater’s Playwriting Lab. Nina was the 1998 Bruce Peyton Memorial Playwriting Fellow at the Dorset Theater Festival in Dorset, Vermont.
Nina’s short plays have been anthologized in Smith & Kraus’s The Best Ten-Minute Plays (of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014), the Boston Theater Marathon XI, 2009 Anthology, and YouthPlays’ Middle Schoolin’ It. Her one-act play Clean is published by Original Works Publishing. Two short play collections entitled Three More Marriage Plays and Gals and Goddesses, along with her plays No Epilogue, Crash Bound, Text Misdirected and Missed Exit are published by One Act Play Depot. Her work also appears in 222 Comedy Monologues (Smith & Kraus), Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 2014 (Smith & Kraus) and Best Contemporary Monologues for Women Ages 18-35 (Applause Books.)
Nina’s fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Mysterical-E, Kings River Life Magazine, and anthologized in Fast Women and Neon Lights: Eighties-Inspired Neon Noir. Her first novel, Swimming Alone, a young adult mystery, was a quarter-finalist in the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest and was published by Fire & Ice YA in 2015. Nina is a member of The Dramatists Guild, Mystery Writers of America, The Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and Sisters in Crime.