About Natalie

   Grants and residencies include: American Stage Playwright-in-residency, Creative Pinellas Professional Artist Grant, Hillsborough Individual Artist Grant, Jeff Norton Dream Grant.

   After the pandemic shut down the theatre just hours before opening night, The People Downstairs will finally receive its world premiere on Sept 15th, 2021 at American Stage.

 

   Natalie’s work is included in Smith and Kraus’ Best Women's Monologues of 2019 and The 30th Annual Edition, Best Men's Monologues of 2020, and her debut novel Lies in Bone will be on sale worldwide Sept 21st, 2021.

Natalie Symons

   Natalie Symons is a playwright, actress, and novelist. Her plays have been developed and produced at theatres across the United States, including freeFall Theatre, ACT Theatre, Aurora Theatre, American Stage, New American Theatre, Theater Schmeater, Florida Studio Theatre, Bridge Street Theatre, Theatre22, Amas Musical Theatre, New Century Theatre, and Urbanite Theatre.


   Awards include: 21st Century Voices New Play Festival, Ashland New Play Festival’s Play4Keeps, ACT/Theatre22 Construction Zone New Works Festival, Palm Beach Dramaworks’ Dramaworkshop Prize, Bridge Initiative Women in Theatre Playwright of the Year Award finalist, Hope and Optimism (University of Notre Dame and Cornell University) finalist. Creative Loafing Critics’ Choice Award ‘Best Playwright,’ Broadway World, ‘Best Play’ for The Buffalo Kings and ‘Best Original Script of the Decade’ for The People Downstairs.