Queer joy inspires me
Britney Spears is my idol
This is a haiku
Grace McLeod (she/her/hers) is a queer playwright and screenwriter born in New York, bred in Chicago, and based in Los Angeles. She currently has feature film projects in development with HartBeat Productions and Picturestart. Alongside Jessica Fisch, she is a co-creator and executive producer of the upcoming original scripted podcast series TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE, which has been developed with creative producer Temple Hill Entertainment. When Grace was 18, she wrote and directed the short film UNDER THE TABLE with the support of the Tribeca Film Fellows program, which premiered during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Alongside her Film Fellow cohort, she also created and produced LOCAL/EXPRESS, an experimental piece that screened across Times Square as part of the Midnight Moment Series, the world's largest, longest-running digital art exhibition.
As a playwright, Grace is currently under commission from The Playwrights Realm, where she was a 2020-2021 Virtual Realm Writer. She was a Trellis playwright-in-residence at Chicago's Greenhouse Theater Center, where she developed her play HERLAND, which received a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere at MOXIE Theatre in San Diego, Redtwist Theatre in Chicago, and Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles in 2019. Grace's plays have been presented, developed, and/or commissioned by Goodman Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Ashland New Plays Festival, First Floor Theater, The New Colony, Commission Theatre, The 24 Hour Plays, and Millikin University, among others. Grace is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where she was the recipient of the Olga and Paul Menn Foundation Prize for Playwriting.
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Grace is a lover of dark comedy, horror comedy, romantic comedy, and comedy comedy. She is inspired by young people grappling with Big Ideas and queer coming-of-age stories that lead with humor and heart. When she isn't writing, she's probably lusting over menswear collections online or rewatching the seminal film LEGALLY BLONDE. When she is writing, she's probably writing about queer girlhood. If you or someone you know is looking to produce a contemporary queer re-imagining of Nancy Meyers' THE PARENT TRAP, please email her, like, yesterday.