Georgette Kelly is an award-winning playwright with one foot in Chicago and the other in New York. She received the inaugural 'Hope on Stage' Playwriting award, a 2016 Lambda Literary Fellowship, and the 2014 Jane Chambers 'Student Playwriting Award'. She is a redicent playwright at Chicago Dramatists and her work has been featured on The Kilroys List as well as the NNPN MFA Playwrights Workshop at The Kennedy Center. Georgette has been chosen as a finalist for the O'Neill Playwrights Conference, the Goodman Playwrights Unit, the Stage Left Playwright Residency, and the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. Her plays include: Ballast, In the Belly of the Whale, Ballast, I Carry Your Heart, F*ck la vie d’artiste, Faith in a Fallen World, how to hero or the subway play, and an adaptation of Jeanette Winterson's Lighthousekeeping. Her work has been developed by The DC Source Festival, The Alliance Theatre, TerraNOVA Collective, Taffety Punk, Diversionary Theatre, Capital Stage, TOSOS, Prologue Theatre, New Leaf Theatre, and Chicago's DCASE. She is a member of the TerraNOVA Groundbreakers Playwrights Group, The Dramatists Guild of America, and Writer WorkSpace. Georgette holds a B.A. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Hunter College, where she studied with Tina Howe, Arthur Kopit and Mark Bly.