Lindsay Joelle

Lindsay Joelle

Lindsay Joelle is a NYC-based playwright, lyricist, and librettist. Her work has been produced at: Theater J (World premiere of Trayf, 2018), Penguin Rep (Trayf), Vital Theater (The Princess of Riverside Drive), TADA!, and developed at: The Lark, The New Georges Jam, The Great Plains Theatre Conference, The New School for Drama, Forward Flux, Luna Stage, Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, and ESPA/Primary Stages,...
Lindsay Joelle is a NYC-based playwright, lyricist, and librettist. Her work has been produced at: Theater J (World premiere of Trayf, 2018), Penguin Rep (Trayf), Vital Theater (The Princess of Riverside Drive), TADA!, and developed at: The Lark, The New Georges Jam, The Great Plains Theatre Conference, The New School for Drama, Forward Flux, Luna Stage, Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, and ESPA/Primary Stages, among others. She is the recipient of a 2018 NNPN Collaboration Grant with Curious Theatre and an EST/Sloan Commission for The Garbologists, as well as the Rita Goldberg Award for Graduate Playwriting, Irving Zarkower Award, Anne Freedman Grant, and 2017 Kilroys List Honorable Mention. Her plays have been finalists for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival (Special Recognition), Leah Ryan’s FEWW Emerging Playwright Prize (Honorable Mention), JAW Festival, Jewish Plays Project, Blue Ink Award, Ingram New Works Lab, UMass New Play Lab, and Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. New Georges affiliated artist, alumna of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, Columbia University (BA), Hunter (MFA). www.LindsayJoelle.com

Plays

  • TRAYF
    Zalmy lives a double life: by day, he’s the rebbe’s loyal foot soldier, driving a tricked-out “Mitzvah Tank” through NYC with his best friend Shmuel. By night, he sneaks away from his orthodox community to roller-skate, dance in discos, and listen to rock and roll. But when he befriends a zealous young man eager to be his student, the barrier between Zalmy’s two worlds starts to crack—until he must choose once...
    Zalmy lives a double life: by day, he’s the rebbe’s loyal foot soldier, driving a tricked-out “Mitzvah Tank” through NYC with his best friend Shmuel. By night, he sneaks away from his orthodox community to roller-skate, dance in discos, and listen to rock and roll. But when he befriends a zealous young man eager to be his student, the barrier between Zalmy’s two worlds starts to crack—until he must choose once and for all where he belongs. ​
  • The Garbologists
    When a veteran sanitation worker and the new woman on the job find something on their route too valuable to throw out, they're forced to reappraise in each other what they mistook for trash.
  • A Small History of Amal, Age 7
    When Mumbai's railroads are attacked and the hospital struggles beyond capacity to treat the survivors, 7-year-old Amal gets lost in the shuffle. Now, it’ll take an explorer’s heart and a little Bollywood magic to defeat the god of death.
  • The Trojan Woman [or: The Least Worst Place]
    Briseis is a Trojan refugee who speaks twelve languages. Xanthos is a young Greek messenger who struggles to find the right words. In the midst of an ancient war and a mysterious plague, can two displaced people find in each other a place that feels like home?