She splits her time between Los Angeles, New York, and Ireland thanks to dual citizenship and frequent flier miles.
Siobhan Gilbert is a 2015 MFA graduate in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she was awarded the Department Full- tuition Fellowship. She is a playwright and screenwriter with dual citizenship in the US and Ireland. She produces, writes, and directs branded content for companies like Wisecrack, Inc. She has been an artist in residence for playwriting and screenwriting at Creede Repertory Theater in Colorado, Arts Letters & Numbers in upstate New York, Listhús Artist Residency Program in Iceland, FORGE theater company in Connecticut, and at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland. Her short film, Westward Expansion, was featured at the 2014 New York 48 Hour Film Festival. Her screenplay, Alsos, was a finalist for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science in Film initiative commission at the Sundance Institute. Her script, Alsos, was a 2017 Austin Film Festival and Slamdance Semi-Finalist. Her 1/2 hour pilot Ivy League A-holes was a finalist for the Fusion Film Festival Best 1/2 hour Pilot Category and the WGAE Made in NY Writers Room Initiative. Her feature horror script, The Maddening Filth, was on the 2017 Bloodlist.
Her plays have been featured in Primary Stages’ Detention series, Columbia University, the Davenport Theatre, John DeSotelle Studio, New York University, the Classical Theater of Harlem, the Last Frontier Theater Conference in Alaska, Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, the Tank Theater, Theatre 54, Shetler Studios, and the Old Globe in San Diego. Her ten minute play, The Interview, which she directed, has been published by Indie Theater Now. Her play Spotlight was a semi-finalist at the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. Her play, The Flying Machine, was a finalist for the the Princess Grace Award and a finalist for the Henley Rose Playwriting Competition for Women. Her plays, Memorare and Uncertainty, were both semi-finalists for the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. She was the recipient of the 2015 MFA fellowship to the Sewanee Writer’s Conference in Tennessee where her play was workshopped under the guidance of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Paula Vogel.
She has directed productions and readings of her plays: Weird Sisters, Father’s Day, Highbrow/Lowbrow, The Flying Machine, and Spotlight. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and Women in Film.
Siobhan’s work is deeply researched and fueled by the dramatic question: “just how far are you willing to go to get what you want?”
Stylistically, Siobhan likes to take familiar forms and narratives and turn them inside out to expose truths that reflect human nature and the surrounding world as it is today- this includes her work onstage and onscreen.
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