Lily Houghton '17

Lily Houghton

Lily Houghton wrote her first play at the age seventeen before completing her BA in theater and clinical psychology at Bennington College. Her plays have been produced/developed at MCC Theater Company, The Flea Theater, EST/Youngblood, NYU, Seattle Repertory Theater, 20% Theater Company Chicago, Yale University’s Writers’ Conference, Bennington College, University of Michigan Theater Conservatory, Contemporary American Theater Festival/Shepherd University, The 52nd Street Project, 999 Productions, and the Jermyn Street Theatre in London.

Shorts include NEXT (The Flea), Coconut Oil (The Flea), This Is Growth (Asking for Trouble, EST/Youngblood), The Interesting Girl (EST/Youngblood), Rosie (Play x Play) and someone/something/someone/something (EST/ Youngblood) which won a Sloan Foundation Grant. Lily's play, Dear, received a PlayLab with MCC Theater in the fall of 2017. This spring, she received the Elizabeth George Grant through a new play commission from Seattle Repertory Theater. Play x Play featured her as Playwright of the Month this December by presenting an evening of her shorts. She is a proud member of the Obie winning Youngblood at EST and the Flea Theater writers group.