Gursimrat Kaur


Gursimrat is a playwright whose work grapples with questions of identity in our modern society and dissects subjects of faith, doubt, and cross-cultural human connection. She was the 2019-2020 Core Apprentice at The Playwrights' Center. Select works include Radiance, At the Battlefront, Julia, Taj, and a modern retelling of a prominent 16th century Punjabi folklore Mirza-Sahiba. Her plays have been developed at the School of Arts Institute of Chicago, Curious Theatre Branch, MOXIE Theatre, Naatak, and HBMG Foundation among others. She is the recipient of The Allan Havis Playwriting Award (UC San Diego) and has been finalist for Jane Chambers Award and ScreenCraft Stage Play Competition. She holds an  MFA from The University of Texas, Austin as a James A. Michener Fellow and is very excited to be an Apprentice at The Playwrights' Center.