ABBEY FENBERT is a writer from Detroit, MI. Her work celebrates empathy, living in truth, and women having lots of lines. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University and a BA from NYU. Her original plays have been produced and developed by the Matrix Theatre Company, Red Theatre Chicago, Northern Illinois University, the Great Plains Theatre Conference, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, the KNOW Theatre, the Berkshire Playwrights’ Lab, the Playwrights Center of Minneapolis, and the Vagrancy. Her plays Sickle and Child were Finalists for the 2016 and 2017 O’Neill National Playwrights Conferences, respectively. She’s received multiple honors from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, including the 2013 Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting. Her short dramatic works are published in anthologies from Smith and Kraus and her writing has been featured online at The Toast, McSweeney’s, Catapult, The Offing, HowlRound and American Theatre. She also wrote and stars in the webseries Beck & Clem, a feminist time-travel comedy. Fenbert is currently based in Los Angeles, where she is a member of the Playwrights Union.