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Lynne Kaufman

Alumna Playwright

Lynne Kaufman is the author of twenty full length plays, three novels and dozens of short stories. Her play
DAISY IN THE DREAMTIME premiered in New York City at The Abingdon Theatre and was published in
Women Playwrights: Best New Plays and by Dramatic Publishing. It was produced at S.F. State University as a
Rella Losey Award Winner. It was also presented by the Fountain Theate in Los Angeles as a recipient of a Hot
Properties Grant from the L.A. Arts Council and The A.S.K. Foundation. For DAISY IN THE DREAMTIME and
her other works, Lynne was awarded The Otis Guernsey New Voice in American Theatre Award at The William
Inge Theatre Festival. Her play FAKES premiered at Florida Studio Theatre and was optioned for film by 20 th
Century Fox and for television by Jean Doumanian Productions. SHOOTING SIMONE premiered at Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival, received six subsequent regional productions and was published by Dramatic Publishing. Four of Lynne’s plays
premiered at The Magic Theatre including THE COUCH, which won The Glickman Award for Best New Play in San Francisco and SPEAKING IN TONGUES, which won a Kennedy Center/NEA/ Fund for New American Plays Award. Her play OUR LADY OF THE DESERT won Theatreworks ‘Best New Play in California Award”.
Lynne regularly teaches writing workshops at OLLI, U.C. Berkeley, S.F. State University and Dominican University. She is co-director of The Playwrights Lab at 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley.