Eleanor Burgess


Logline: On a Friday night in the Spring of 2001, four teenagers have gathered to hang out and blow off some steam. Jenn likes Ethan. Ethan likes Alli. Alli likes Stu. Stu has a girlfriend. None of them can decide which movie to watch from the pile they got at Blockbuster.

Bio: Eleanor is the recipient of the 2016 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Award. Her play START DOWN will premiere at the Alliance Theatre in February of 2016. Her previous plays have been produced by the Last Act Theatre Company, the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival, Boston Theatre Marathon, Lourdes Drama Society and Everyday Inferno Theatre Company, and developed at the Huntington Theatre Company, Centenary Stage, Crashbox Theater Company and Luna Stage. She has been a playwriting fellow at the Huntington Theatre in Boston and a member of the writers’ group at the Arcola Theatre in London. Originally from Brookline Massachusetts, she holds a B.A. in history from Yale College and an M.F.A in Dramatic Writing from NYU/Tisch. You can see more of what she’s up to at www.eleanorburgess.com