Baylee Shlichtman

Baylee Shlichtman

Baylee Shlichtman is a writer from Orange County, CA. She graduated from USC in May 2020 with as B.A. in Journalism. She is commissioned by AlterTheater Ensemble, San Rafael California. She was a finalist for the 2019 OC-Centric New Play Festival. She received a virtual workshop through the 2020 Crafton Hills College Summer New Play Workshop Series and was featured in the Long Beach Playhouse Virtual Scene Collab.

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 Manuel tosses a wish to a satellite, an injured sparrow crashes into his patio. He decides to nurse the bird back to health, keeping it a secret from his family who have plenty of secrets of their own.
  • 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.
  • Club Oscuro
    A researcher conducts an experiment with VR, only for the projection to develop humanlike responses.
  • Cracks in the Screen
    A college student gets broken up with over Zoom as her boyfriend/ former boss has decided to patch things up with his wife during Covid.
  • 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.

    *IN DEVELOPMENT*
  • The Unburdener
    A Bystander observes the Unburdener as they reconcile their marginalized identity with the white, heteronormative, cis-gendered gaze of the audience.