Gethsemane Herron is a playwright from Washington, D.C. She has developed work with JAG Productions, The Hearth, The Fire This Time Festival, The Liberation Theater Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, the Playwrights’ Center, Ars Nova, and WP Theater. She is a Resident Artist with Ars Nova’S Play Group, a 2020-2022 member of the WP Lab, and a 2021-2022 Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights’ Center. Additional residencies from VONA and the Millay Colony. Winner of the Columbia@Roundabout Reading Series. Winner of the 45th Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival. Semi-Finalist for the Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. Finalist for Space on Ryder Farm’s Creative Residency, the Van Lier New Voices Fellowship at the Lark, and the Founders Award at New York Stage and Film. MFA: Columbia University. Gethsemane splits her time between New York City and Minneapolis, where she is a Proud member of the Dramatist’s Guild. She’s enamored with Sailor Moon and other magical girl warriors. She writes for survivors.
Gethsemane Herron-Coward play, "Kin," first workshopped at PWC is appearing as part of WP's 2022 Pipeline FestivalAs GHC’s family members come together to celebrate the return of an imprisoned relative—a son, father, and partner—she reveals her worst secret via the internet. With each click of the keyboard, the ties that bind the family are threatened, as well as the impending reunion. KIN is the first part of a three-part work, and an investigation of the ripple effects of sexual trauma, memory, and the temporality of violence.
Join us for a year filled with boundary-pushing work by Women+ artists that challenge what theater is today. From another exhilarating collaboration with Monica Bill Barnes & Co., a choose-your-own-adventure audio exploration of WP’s theater space, a deeply moving, funny and theatrically adventurous play by WP Lab Alumni Charly Evon Simpson, and the cultivation of a cohort of evolving artists with The Pipeline Festival and viBe Pages to Stages, we can't wait to welcome you back to WP.
Want to catch the best new work by the most exciting new artists in town? Wondering where to meet the next generation of incredible Women+ theatermakers? Don’t miss WP’s Pipeline Festival, a unique opportunity to see five new plays, created by five collaborative teams from WP Theater’s celebrated two-year Lab residency.