Lydia Blaisdell

Lydia Blaisdell

Lydia is currently part of the JAM at New Georges. She’s a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers and an alumnus of the OBIE-award winning playwright's group YOUNGBLOOD at EST. She has been in residence at Yaddo, Marble House Project, and Ucross. She’s also a proud part of the producing committee for the JUBILEE.

Lydia was awarded the Visionary Playwright Commission from Theater...
Lydia is currently part of the JAM at New Georges. She’s a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers and an alumnus of the OBIE-award winning playwright's group YOUNGBLOOD at EST. She has been in residence at Yaddo, Marble House Project, and Ucross. She’s also a proud part of the producing committee for the JUBILEE.

Lydia was awarded the Visionary Playwright Commission from Theater Masters in 2018. She was a finalist for the Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm in 2018. Her solo work, She Buried the Pistol, premiered at the Cincy Fringe in 2018 directed by Hannah Wolf. Her play, The Last Great American Bear Hunt, was a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (2016). Her play, The Silent Woman, won the 2015 Kentucky Women Writers Conference Prize and has made Honorable Mention on the 2016 Kilroy’s List. Her immersive solo adventure piece, Bear Eats Bear, has toured to Brooklyn, Toronto, Charlotte, Minneapolis, and Austin. Her short plays have been performed in Aspen, Austin, Lake George, NYC, and Paris, France. Her short, Donna's First Brazilian, is published and licensed by Samuel French, Inc.

Lydia currently resides in Vermont with her pup. She holds an MFA from the Michener Center and a BA from Columbia.

Plays

  • The Last Great American Bear Hunt
    A retro-future adventure with a lovesick bear.

    An oligarch and his wife cyber-fuck in a MegaCity of skyscrapers, concrete, and reality radio. A father and his son take a chopper hunting expedition to The Wilds to bag the last grizzly. But the grizzly’s got a gun and out in those woods, nothing’s quite as clear-cut as it seems.

    A morality tale set in a post-electric America.
  • The Silent Woman
    The strange, true tale of a painter (Oskar Kokoschka) living with an effigy of his ex-lover in 1919 Europe. Because the doll cannot dress herself, the painter enlists a young maid to help him, resulting in an intricate, erotic game of pretend. A fierce, funny look at ambition, art, and those who exist just beyond the frame of history.

    The Silent Woman is the winner of the 2015 Kentucky Women’s...
    The strange, true tale of a painter (Oskar Kokoschka) living with an effigy of his ex-lover in 1919 Europe. Because the doll cannot dress herself, the painter enlists a young maid to help him, resulting in an intricate, erotic game of pretend. A fierce, funny look at ambition, art, and those who exist just beyond the frame of history.

    The Silent Woman is the winner of the 2015 Kentucky Women’s Playwriting Prize. The play was also a 2016 honorable mention on The Kilroys List. The research creation of this play was made possibly by a Jerome Travel & Study Grant in 2013.
  • Apocalypse Radio
    Pack your sleeping bag & get comfy for an immersive radio broadcast featuring your favorite DJs since The Pulse. Lean back and listen up as Todd & Sandrah broadcast the hottest reality radio with hit programs like: Drown That Guy and Shit We Miss.

    ***Rebels & bears strictly prohibited.
  • Old Broads
    A lively one-act comedy about assisted living and assisted dying.
  • Act With 14 Words
    Two men say farewell, without much language.
  • She Buried the Pistol
    An excavation and exorcism of my great grandmother’s legacy.

  • Bear Eats Bear
    A retro-future audio adventure on a vintage cassette.

    Discover the fabled Archive of The Before Time in a feral, apocalyptic American wilderness. We invite you to The Wilds to join the Rebellion for an immersive audio experience at an undisclosed location.

    When society burns, what narrative remnants will survive? What tales will we whisper at our campfires?