Wendy MacLeod

Wendy MacLeod

Wendy MacLeod's The Laugh Track will premiere at ACT in Seattle in 2021. Her female-friendly comedy Women in Jeopardy! premiered at Geva Theater and her new play Slow Food premiered at Merrimack Repertory Theater and both plays are being done around the country. Her play The House of Yes became an award-winning Miramax film and was produced throughout the United States and at The Maxim Gorki Theater in...
Wendy MacLeod's The Laugh Track will premiere at ACT in Seattle in 2021. Her female-friendly comedy Women in Jeopardy! premiered at Geva Theater and her new play Slow Food premiered at Merrimack Repertory Theater and both plays are being done around the country. Her play The House of Yes became an award-winning Miramax film and was produced throughout the United States and at The Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin and The Gate Theater in London. Her other plays include Sin (The Goodman, Second Stage), Schoolgirl Figure (The Goodman Theatre), The Water Children and Juvenilia (Playwrights Horizons), and Things Being What They Are (Seattle Repertory Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre). She's a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and her pilot GRANITE SPRINGS was selected for the 2020 Orchard Project's Episodic Lab.

Plays

  • Slow Food
    A vacationing couple celebrates their anniversary at a Greek restaurant in Palm Springs - but will the marriage survive the service? As a wacky waiter insinuates his way into their meal - and their lives - the couple examine their past and their future together. A tender, uproarious comedy that delves deeply into what we hunger for.
  • Women in Jeopardy!
    Divorcees Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz’s new dentist boyfriend--he's not just a weirdo; he may be a serial killer! After all, his hygienist just disappeared. Trading their wine glasses for spy glasses, imaginations run wild as the ladies try to discover the truth and save their friend in a hilarious off-road adventure. Available through Dramatists Play Service.
  • The Ballad of Bonnie Prince Chucky
    Co-commissioned by American Conservatory Theater and His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen, Scotland, playwright/director Wendy MacLeod's The Ballad of Bonnie Prince Chucky offers a quick-witted comedy where clan warfare begins on the rugby pitch. When the team captain declares himself king, the players (boys, girls, and the conflicted) fight for the right to rule and the right to be called Charlie.
  • Find and Sign
    Set in the New York City music industry (with a slight nod to Othello), Find and Sign takes us through the bumpy romance between an on-the-rise music executive and an idealistic public school teacher. When one of the teacher’s students turns out to be a gifted young hip-hop artist whom her boyfriend wants to 'find and sign' to a recording contract, their tentative romance is complicated by a tug-of-...
    Set in the New York City music industry (with a slight nod to Othello), Find and Sign takes us through the bumpy romance between an on-the-rise music executive and an idealistic public school teacher. When one of the teacher’s students turns out to be a gifted young hip-hop artist whom her boyfriend wants to 'find and sign' to a recording contract, their tentative romance is complicated by a tug-of-war over the student’s future.
  • Things Being What They Are
    As Bill anxiously waits for his unfaithful wife and his furniture, he is visited
    by Jack, an older divorced neighbor who suggests the loneliness of life after marriage. A comic and wistful exploration of love, loss, and the needs that bring people together and drive them apart.
    Available at Dramatists Play Service--www.dramatists.com
  • Pandora the Sequel
    Set in a mythical Bronx, the play is about four African-American teen-agers on the brink of their adult lives, who have received a mysterious package from pandorasbox.com.
  • Birnham Woods
    Set in a small college town in Indiana, Birnham Woods finds Janice waiting for something, anything, to happen. When her handsome colleague Kevin invites her husband to do some lucrative consulting for a mysterious organization, Janice sees her ticket out. But is the new corporation really a global think tank or is it a cover for a terrorist network? And is Kevin more than just a colleague?
  • Phantom Limbs
    A ghost story about Ephraim, an Iraq War vet, who joins forces with the ghost of a Civil War veteran to wrest a New Hampshire farmhouse away from the Boston lawyer who just bought it as a summer house.
  • The Groaning Board
    In the far-off land of academia, Diane and Jesse attend the worst dinner party ever. The hosts have disappeared, young children are putting beans up their nose and a cat-eating dog is on the loose. Then Maya, the party’s nominal honoree, brings news for Diane about a job in New York. The party ends in disaster, hilarity, and burnt bridges.
  • Juvenilia
    Raised on irony, educated by internet porn, and bored of frat parties, a group of friends at a small Midwestern college challenge each other to have a 3-way with the Christian down the hall. Available at playscripts.com
  • Schoolgirl Figure
    Welcome to a high school where the in-crowd is the thin-crowd. The death of the ur-anorexic Monique, queen of the Carpenters, kicks off a scramble for the crown, and the school's hottest hottie, The Bradley. Renee, with the help of her bulimic best friend Patty, is determined to claim the crown by out-foxing her rival Jeanine and taking her body back to its pre-puberty contours. Let the diet wars begin...
    Welcome to a high school where the in-crowd is the thin-crowd. The death of the ur-anorexic Monique, queen of the Carpenters, kicks off a scramble for the crown, and the school's hottest hottie, The Bradley. Renee, with the help of her bulimic best friend Patty, is determined to claim the crown by out-foxing her rival Jeanine and taking her body back to its pre-puberty contours. Let the diet wars begin!
    Available at playscripts.com