Inside ATC Artist: Wendy MacLeod

Wendy MacLeod

is also the playwright of Slow Food, which was presented digitally by Arizona Theatre Company in 2020, and she is delighted that Women in Jeopardy! is being presented in person. Most recently, her play BASTA! was commissioned by The National Theater of Genoa and just finished its run there. Her play The House of Yes became an award-winning Miramax film starring Parker Posey, and it was produced by The Magic Theater, Soho Rep, The Washington Shakespeare Company, The Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, and The Gate Theater in London, among others. Her other plays include Sin and Schoolgirl Figure, both of which premiered at The Goodman; Juvenilia and The Water Children, both of which premiered at Playwrights Horizons; and Things Being What They Are, which premiered at Seattle Repertory Theatre and had an extended run at Steppenwolf in Chicago. Women in Jeopardy! premiered at GEVA, where it was directed by Sean Daniels, and has since been done around the country. Slow Food, also directed by Daniels, premiered at Merrimack Repertory Theater. MacLeod’s new play The Laugh Track was commissioned by ACT in Seattle. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, she is the James E. Michael Playwright-in-Residence at Kenyon College. Her plays are available through Dramatists Play Service and at She recently did the screenplay adaptation for The Shallow End, a short film directed by Cynthia Silver.