Lydia Blaisdell is a proud current member of the JAM at New Georges. She holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin. Lydia is also a proud alumnus of Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theater and has received a Visionary Playwright Commission from Theater Masters in 2018. She has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, Marble House Project, and Ucross. Bear Eats Bear, her immersive apocalyptic audio piece, has toured to Toronto, Brooklyn, Charlotte, Minneapolis, and Austin, TX (as a Rude Fusion Project of the Rude Mechs). Her historical sex-doll play, The Silent Woman, won the 2015 Kentucky Women Writers Conference Prize and made Honorable Mention on the 2016 Kilroy’s List of best new plays.
Her short play about pubic waxing, Donna’s First Brazilian, is published and licensed by Samuel French.
Lydia lives in Vermont with her pup.