Lyndsey Bourne

Lyndsey Bourne

Lyndsey Bourne (she/they) is a queer Canadian writer, teacher and a birth/abortion doula working with The Doula Project. Her plays have been developed with The Tank, Dixon Place, La MaMa, New Georges, Judson, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Brooklyn College, Williams College, Playwrights Horizons Downtown, Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Stage and Film and Ars Nova. They have been a resident artist at...
Lyndsey Bourne (she/they) is a queer Canadian writer, teacher and a birth/abortion doula working with The Doula Project. Her plays have been developed with The Tank, Dixon Place, La MaMa, New Georges, Judson, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Brooklyn College, Williams College, Playwrights Horizons Downtown, Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Stage and Film and Ars Nova. They have been a resident artist at The Barn Arts Collective, Judson (2019) and SPACE on Ryder Farm (Nov. 2021). Lyndsey teaches Writing and Devising for Performance at Playwrights Horizons Theater School (NYU). They are a New Georges affiliated artist, a member of the New Georges Jam, a 2022 New Georges Audrey Resident, and the recipient of a 2020 NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theater Grant. BFA NYU, MFA Brooklyn College (with Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney)

Plays

  • Spitfire
    Spitfire (A Space Femme Fantasia) is a play-thing about a group of female pilots who were secretly tested for astronaut training by a military doctor working with NASA in 1960. A historical story juxtaposed and interspersed with scenes from a contemporary, fictional story about Polly, a space-obsessed teenage girl and a queer romance that goes wrong. The whole thing ends in this queer futurity/utopian rock concert in zero gravity.
  • I Was Unbecoming Then
    I Was Unbecoming Then follows a competitive high school choir in 2007 and its secrets. Through confessional, pseudo stand-up comedy sets, and original, genre-bending choral music, twelve girls grapple with changing hormones and harmonies.
  • We Share Spoons
    A dilapidated commune in rural America is home to a group of women who’ve spent their lives living in accordance with nature and the beliefs of their male spiritual teacher. Years after his death, two former members return to find the commune changed. Their return forces each of the women to grapple with the harsh realities of attempting to create a utopic community. They begin to question the personal...
    A dilapidated commune in rural America is home to a group of women who’ve spent their lives living in accordance with nature and the beliefs of their male spiritual teacher. Years after his death, two former members return to find the commune changed. Their return forces each of the women to grapple with the harsh realities of attempting to create a utopic community. They begin to question the personal sacrifices of the past and the uncertain future of a community of aging hippies. A forest play about the worlds we leave and come back to, nature and its knowledge, the female body as it ages, and birthing bodies.
  • Legs Akimbo
    With no place to go, a new face, a lost orgasm and a miscarriage, Lila is desperately in search of something to fill the emptiness. When she stumbles into a windowless church basement, with linoleum floors and cement walls, she discovers a community thrift shop where a group of women spend their days, sifting through donations and pricing items. Lila’s crisis quickly unsettles the other women, who begin to...
    With no place to go, a new face, a lost orgasm and a miscarriage, Lila is desperately in search of something to fill the emptiness. When she stumbles into a windowless church basement, with linoleum floors and cement walls, she discovers a community thrift shop where a group of women spend their days, sifting through donations and pricing items. Lila’s crisis quickly unsettles the other women, who begin to question their own fears and the monotony of life spent in a church basement.
    (Also, it's funny!)
  • Coathanger
    COATHANGER explores the changing physical landscapes of pregnant bodies, the interpersonal lives of nurses working at an abortion clinic as well as the pro-life protesters outside. By examining the spectrum of birth, pregnancy and abortion as if through a prism, this play seeks to interrogate our understanding of reproduction in America.