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Beth Hyland

First-year MFA Playwriting Student


Beth Hyland is a first-year MFA candidate, playwright, and screenwriter most recently from Chicago. Her plays and musicals include FIRES, OHIO (Goodman Theatre New Stages Festival), SEAGULLS (The Sound at Steppenwolf LookOut, Octagon Theatre Bolton), ALL-ONE! THE DR. BRONNER'S PLAY (Know Theatre, The Passage Theatre), FLEETWOOD MAC: THE ALBUM: THE MUSICAL (The Sound), KILLED A MAN (JOKING) (First Floor Theater), RED BOWL AT THE JEFFS (Chicago Reader Top 10 Plays of 2018), FOR ANNIE (The Hearth, The Sound) and CLEARING (Commission Theatre). She is the playwright-in-residence of The Sound, a Chicago storefront theatre company she co-founded with artistic director Rebecca Willingham. Her first short film, CLAMBAKE, directed by Sammy Zeisel, is currently in post-production. She is a two-time O'Neill Playwrights Conference finalist and has been published in the Cincinnati Review. BA: Kenyon College; representation: Jamie Kaye-Phillips, UTA.


 Bachelor of Arts: Kenyon College