Grace McLeod is a queer playwright and screenwriter based in New York City. She is a current Virtual Mentee at The Playwrights Realm and a winner of the 2020 Ashland New Plays Festival. She was a 2017-2018 Trellis playwright-in-residence at Chicago's Greenhouse Theater Center, where she developed her play HERLAND, which received a 2018-2019 National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere at MOXIE Theatre in San Diego, Redtwist Theatre in Chicago, and Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles. Grace's plays have been presented, developed, and/or commissioned by Goodman Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, First Floor Theater, The New Colony, Commission Theatre, The 24 Hour Plays, and Millikin University, among others. As a 2013-2014 Tribeca Film Fellow, she wrote and directed the short film UNDER THE TABLE, which premiered during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, and co-conceived and produced LOCAL/EXPRESS, an experimental short film that screened across Times Square as part of the Midnight Moment Series, the world's largest, longest-running digital art exhibition.
Grace is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where she was the recipient of the 2018 Olga and Paul Menn Foundation Prize for Playwriting. When she isn't writing, she's probably skateboarding or walking her dog Dexter. When she is writing, she's probably writing about queer girlhood, in all its many complexities.