Playwright, The Liquid Plain
Wallace is a playwright from Kentucky. Her plays—which have been produced in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States and the Middle East—include In the Heart of America, Slaughter City, One Flea Spare, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Things of Dry Hours, The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East, And I and Silence and The Hard Weather Boating Party. In 2009, One Flea Spare was incorporated into the permanent repertoire of the French National Theater, the Comédie-Française. Only two American playwrights have ever been added to La Comédie’s repertoire in 300 years; the other was Tennessee Williams.
Films: Lawn Dogs, The War Boys, Flying Blind (co-written with Bruce Mcleod).
Awards: Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (twice), Joseph Kesselring Prize, Fellowship of Southern Writers Drama Award, Obie Award (One Flea Spare) and the 2012 Horton Foote Award for most promising new American play. She is also a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts development grant.
Education: Two MAs, University of Iowa; BA, Hampshire College.