Lindsay Joelle

Lindsay Joelle

Lindsay Joelle is a playwright, screenwriter, and librettist. Her plays include THE MESSENGERS (Audible), TRAYF (Theater J, Penguin Rep, New Rep), THE GARBOLOGISTS (upcoming premiere: City Theatre), THE PRINCESS OF RIVERSIDE DRIVE (libretto, Vital Theater), and A SMALL HISTORY OF AMAL, AGE 7 (Forward Flux/Pratidhwani). She has received an Audible Emerging Playwright Commission, Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P...
Lindsay Joelle is a playwright, screenwriter, and librettist. Her plays include THE MESSENGERS (Audible), TRAYF (Theater J, Penguin Rep, New Rep), THE GARBOLOGISTS (upcoming premiere: City Theatre), THE PRINCESS OF RIVERSIDE DRIVE (libretto, Vital Theater), and A SMALL HISTORY OF AMAL, AGE 7 (Forward Flux/Pratidhwani). She has received an Audible Emerging Playwright Commission, Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Commission, NNPN collaboration grant with Curious Theatre, Rita Goldberg MFA Playwriting Prize, and has developed work with PlayPenn, Playwrights Foundation, Great Plains Theatre Conference, New Georges, and the Lark. Alumna of Nashville Rep’s Ingram New Works Lab, the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, Columbia University (BA), and CUNY/Hunter (MFA).

Plays

  • THE MESSENGERS
    A soldier and a translator blast off on a dangerous mission. A messenger and a refugee strike a deal on an alien planet. A mysterious plague and a love letter gone rogue. A dark comedy about the messages we carry in our bones.
  • 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 out of his orthodox community to roller-skate in discos and listen to rock and roll. But when a zealous secular man becomes their protege, Zalmy and Shmuel's friendship is put to the test until they must choose between their faith and their faith in each other.
  • THE GARBOLOGISTS
    Marlowe and Danny, two New York City sanitation workers, seem to have nothing in common. Thrown together by the job, they spend their first shift bickering, one-upping each other, and practicing the secret art of "mongo"--searching for treasure in the trash. But as their lives become increasingly entwined, they learn that some things are easier to toss than others. An unconventional buddy comedy on a garbage truck.
  • A SMALL HISTORY OF AMAL, AGE 7
    Based on Rabindranath Tagore's The Post Office, an immersive, whimsical experience told simultaneously through the eyes of a Mumbai train conductor and a child in a public hospital. On a historic day in 2006, Amal, an imaginative boy confined to a hospital bed, lives a smaller history of jungle adventures, high-speed train chases, and Bollywood love scenes. But when the city's commuter trains are...
    Based on Rabindranath Tagore's The Post Office, an immersive, whimsical experience told simultaneously through the eyes of a Mumbai train conductor and a child in a public hospital. On a historic day in 2006, Amal, an imaginative boy confined to a hospital bed, lives a smaller history of jungle adventures, high-speed train chases, and Bollywood love scenes. But when the city's commuter trains are attacked and the hospital struggles beyond capacity to treat the survivors, 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.