Baylee Shlichtman

Baylee Shlichtman

Baylee Shlichtman is a writer from Orange County, CA. She has had her work read or developed with Long Beach Playhouse, AlterTheatre Ensemble, Nelson Hall Theatre, Phantom Projects, The Playground Experiment, Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative, and the Orange County Playwrights Alliance. Baylee has been a winner of the inaugural Curtis Theatre Amplify Initiative, a winner and a finalist for the OC-...
Baylee Shlichtman is a writer from Orange County, CA. She has had her work read or developed with Long Beach Playhouse, AlterTheatre Ensemble, Nelson Hall Theatre, Phantom Projects, The Playground Experiment, Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative, and the Orange County Playwrights Alliance. Baylee has been a winner of the inaugural Curtis Theatre Amplify Initiative, a winner and a finalist for the OC-Centric New Works Festival, a finalist for Spectrum Theatre Ensemble’s Neurodivergent New Play Initiative, and a semi-finalist for the inaugural William S. Yellow Robe Jr. Residency. She graduated from USC in May 2020 with a B.A. in Journalism.

Plays

  • Clytemnestra: A Greek Triumph
    A feminist take on the House of Atreus touching on aspects of the Oresteia and Iphigenia at Aulis as well as the Trojan Cycle. In Pre-Classical Greece, women are merely footnotes in the legacies of great men. Princess Clytemnestra of Sparta has always wanted to be an exception, even if she knows her place is to marry a king and give him sons. Then her father offers sanctuary to the exiled princes of Mycenae,...
    A feminist take on the House of Atreus touching on aspects of the Oresteia and Iphigenia at Aulis as well as the Trojan Cycle. In Pre-Classical Greece, women are merely footnotes in the legacies of great men. Princess Clytemnestra of Sparta has always wanted to be an exception, even if she knows her place is to marry a king and give him sons. Then her father offers sanctuary to the exiled princes of Mycenae, and she is thrown together with the arrogant yet charismatic Prince Agamemnon. Their connection places her in the midst of passion, ancient curses, and tragedy. When war with Troy comes for Greece, she’ll have to make a fatal choice between love and liberation if she wants to reclaim herself.
  • Helen: Goddess of Arson
    Before she was Helen of Troy, Helen was a princess of Sparta. Of an age to be married, the famed mortal daughter of Zeus tolerates the advances of the most handsome warriors in Ancient Greece who compete for her hand. Complicating matters is the arrival of Menelaus of Mycenae, a bumbling prince with grievances to harbor. Their unlikely bond shapes Helen’s quiet resentment toward her patriarchal world into an...
    Before she was Helen of Troy, Helen was a princess of Sparta. Of an age to be married, the famed mortal daughter of Zeus tolerates the advances of the most handsome warriors in Ancient Greece who compete for her hand. Complicating matters is the arrival of Menelaus of Mycenae, a bumbling prince with grievances to harbor. Their unlikely bond shapes Helen’s quiet resentment toward her patriarchal world into an anger she can’t put to rest. But when tragedy strikes her family, it seems she’ll have to choose between the desires of her heart and her autonomy--unless she finds a new choice altogether.
  • The House of Flightless Birds
    When undiagnosed autistic Manuel tosses a wish to a satellite to make him feel less alone, an injured sparrow crashes from the heavens into his apartment patio. Manuel takes the bird inside to nurse it back to health in secret from his family, but all does not go according to plan.
  • Now Approaching Venus
    Nina Escobar is destined for greatness. She’s going to be an astronaut just like Ellen Ochoa, and with her book-smarts and good grades, there’s no way she’ll fail. Meanwhile, the other Nina Escobar in her grade feels she’s destined to disappoint as she flounders through the school system. As both girls move through college and adulthood, they learn that life isn’t so cut and dry. Their personal journeys take...
    Nina Escobar is destined for greatness. She’s going to be an astronaut just like Ellen Ochoa, and with her book-smarts and good grades, there’s no way she’ll fail. Meanwhile, the other Nina Escobar in her grade feels she’s destined to disappoint as she flounders through the school system. As both girls move through college and adulthood, they learn that life isn’t so cut and dry. Their personal journeys take them down roads neither of them anticipated, forcing them to come to terms with their identities outside of what they are told they can achieve.
  • Penelope: A Lesson in Drowning
    *UPDATED 9/19*

    Autistic Princess Penelope of Sparta has put off marriage for years by having her suitors challenge her father to a foot race she's rigged to ensure they'll never win. Self-proclaimed scoundrel Odysseus of Ithaca is sure he'll be the one to succeed by making Penelope fall so madly in love with him that she'll reveal the secret to winning. But Penelope won't...
    *UPDATED 9/19*

    Autistic Princess Penelope of Sparta has put off marriage for years by having her suitors challenge her father to a foot race she's rigged to ensure they'll never win. Self-proclaimed scoundrel Odysseus of Ithaca is sure he'll be the one to succeed by making Penelope fall so madly in love with him that she'll reveal the secret to winning. But Penelope won't be won over so easily, not when getting married comes with the complete upheaval of the life she has worked so hard to order. A Greek Myth retelling/romcom about daddy issues, drowning, and occasionally awful disguises.
  • Wilt
    Evan is on the run. When he wraps his car around a tree, he’s rescued by two sisters who couldn’t be more different and taken to their house which occupies a strange but strict logic. Objects appear at will, the woods outside are circular, and the flowers in the garden whisper. As Evan acclimates to his new environment, he finds himself drawn to each of his hosts, but a certain stuffed elephant doll from his...
    Evan is on the run. When he wraps his car around a tree, he’s rescued by two sisters who couldn’t be more different and taken to their house which occupies a strange but strict logic. Objects appear at will, the woods outside are circular, and the flowers in the garden whisper. As Evan acclimates to his new environment, he finds himself drawn to each of his hosts, but a certain stuffed elephant doll from his past just won’t seem to stay hidden. WILT is a gothic fairytale about want, food, and what nice guys ultimately deserve.
  • The Club Oscuro Project
    A researcher conducts an experiment with VR, only for the projection to develop humanlike responses.
  • Portrait of a Demolitionist
    ONE-ACT. Board game enthusiast Julie ditches the state and her boyfriend after a falling out and ends up at a rented house. Unfortunately for her, the painting in the living room comes to life, takes her food, and won't leave her alone.
  • The Unburdener
    A Bystander observes the Unburdener as they reconcile their marginalized identity with the white, heteronormative, cis-gendered gaze of the audience.
  • Witch Queen: A Snow White Reimagining
    After years of no contact, Blanca unexpectedly drops in on her stepmother to ask for a deadly favor--one witch to another.