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Vivian Barnes

Third-year MFA Playwriting Candidate


Vivian is a third year MFA playwright from Virginia. Her work has been produced and/or developed at Clubbed Thumb, Actors Theatre of Louisville (2020 Humana Festival), Montana Repertory Theatre, and UC San Diego. Her play HEAP was a semi-finalist for the 2020 National Playwrights Conference. Her play Jezebels was a finalist for both the 2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival and the O'Neill's National Playwrights Conference, as well as an honorable mention for the 2019 Kilroys List. She is currently a staff writer on Amazon's upcoming series Rodeo Queens and a 1st Stage Workshop Playwright for Ojai Playwrights Conference 2020/2021 season.

UCSD Credits

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BA, University of Richmond