Natalie Symons

Natalie Symons Natalie Symons is a playwright, actress, and novelist. Her plays have been developed and produced at theatres around the world, 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 for playwriting 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 *** Three time Creative Loafing Critics’ Choice Award ‘Best Playwright’ *** BroadwayWorld, ‘Best Play’ for The Buffalo Kings *** BroadwayWorld ‘Best Original Script of the Decade’ for The People Downstairs. 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 has been the recipient of over a dozen literary awards, including: *** GRAND PRIZE WINNER: 2021 SOMERSET AWARD for Literary & Contemporary Fiction (CIBAs) *** WINNER: 2022 INDIE EXCELLENCE SPONSOR PRIZE *** WINNER: 2022 INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARD in Fiction: General *** WINNER: 2022 ERIC HOFFER AWARDS in Mystery/Crime *** WINNER: 2021 BEST BOOK AWARDS in Fiction: Cross-Genre *** 1ST PLACE: 2021 ROYAL DRAGONFLY AWARD for Fiction Novel *** FINALIST: 2022 INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARD in Mystery *** FINALIST: 2022 ERIC HOFFER AWARDS: First Horizon Award *** FINALIST: 2021 BEST BOOK AWARDS in Fiction: Literary *** BEST PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER OF 2021: Linda McCutcheon Reviews *** TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2021: Reading Untamed *** BEST MYSTERY/THRILLERS OF 2021: *** BEST DEBUT NOVELS OF 2021: *** BEST BOOKS OF 2021:
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