Wendy Hammond’s plays have been produced by New York City theatres (including Soho Rep, Second Stage, Home for Contemporary Theatre and Art), by regional theatres (including Actors Theatre of Louisville, Long Wharf, S.L.A.C., Charlotte Rep, Purple Rose, and People’s Light & Theatre Co.). Her plays have also been produced internationally in cities such as London, Berlin, Rome, Singapore and Melbourne. Her works include Absence, Julie Johnson, Family Life: 3 Brutal Comedies, Wendy in the Wacko Ward, Jersey City, and The Ghostman. The Hole, produced at the Purple Rose Theatre, was nominated by the American Theatre Critics Association for best new American play. Works in progress include Road Rage: A Love Story and Suzy, Psychopath. She has been commissioned to write What You Will by the Cummingham Theatre Center in North Carolina.
Ms. Hammond’s screenplays include Mei Ling’s Magic currently in development in Singapore; A Beautiful Life produced by Calla Productions, directed by Alejandro Chomski with Angela Sarafyan, Jesse Garcia, Dana Delany; Julie Johnson produced by Shooting Gallery Films, with Lili Taylor, Courtney Love and Spalding Gray. Julie Johnson premiered in the Sundance Film Festival and played in film festivals all over the world winning many awards including Best Feature in the Barcelona Film Festival and an Audience Award in Berlin. Ms. Hammond wrote and directed the short film, Lehi’s Wife, through AFI’s Directors Workshop for Women, with James Greene and Kathryn Joosten.
Ms. Hammond is a recipient of an NEA grant, an NYFA grant, a McNight Fellowship and a Drama League Award. She has developed plays at the Sundance Play Unit, the O’Neill Center, New River Dramatists, and in the Steppenwolf Theatre workshop process. She is a New Dramatists alumnus, holds an MFA from New York University’s Dramatic Writing Program and a Masters of Divinity from Yale Divinity School. She has taught playwriting and screenwriting courses in several universities including the University of Michigan, Brown, and NYU’s TischAsia School of the Arts in Singapore. She now lives with her amazing son in the New York City area where she teaches and writes.