Lyndsey Bourne

Lyndsey Bourne

Lyndsey Bourne is a queer Canadian playwright, teacher and a birth/abortion doula working with The Doula Project and Planned Parenthood. Her plays have been developed with The Tank, Dixon Place, La Mama, The Joust Theatre Company, New Georges, The Barn Arts Collective, Judson Church, Brooklyn College, Playwrights Horizons Downtown and Ars Nova. She was a 2019 Resident artist at The Barn Arts Collective and...
Lyndsey Bourne is a queer Canadian playwright, teacher and a birth/abortion doula working with The Doula Project and Planned Parenthood. Her plays have been developed with The Tank, Dixon Place, La Mama, The Joust Theatre Company, New Georges, The Barn Arts Collective, Judson Church, Brooklyn College, Playwrights Horizons Downtown and Ars Nova. She was a 2019 Resident artist at The Barn Arts Collective and Judson Church. Lyndsey teaches playwriting at Playwrights Horizons Theater School (NYU). She is a New Georges affiliated artist and a 2020 NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theater Grant recipient. Lyndsey is represented by Abrams Artists Agency. BFA NYU, MFA Brooklyn College

Plays

  • 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, post-partum depression, and the subjective experience of time as it passes.
  • 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.