Peggy Stafford grew up on a small island in the Pacific Northwest. Her play, 16 Words or Less, was produced in Clubbed Thumb’s 2014 Summerworks. Motel Cherry (Clubbed Thumb/New Georges) was listed in The Huffington Post’s Top Ten Plays of 2012. Her work has been performed and developed at theatres across the country including Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, Women’s Project, Naked Angels, Two River, Page73, Intar, Dixon Place, Bottom’s Dream, HERE, Annex Theatre, The Flea, Circle X, On The Boards, Seattle Children’s Theatre, as well as The Playhouse in Northern Ireland. She was a member of Soho Rep’s Writer/Director Lab, which commissioned Little Miss 1565 through their Phase 2 program. Her play, Wapato, was developed with Women’s Project and opened their 2007 season. She’s currently writing the stage adaptation of Marguerite de Angeli’s Newbery Award winning book, The Door in the Wall, for Seattle Children’s Theatre.  A MacDowell Fellow, she’s received additional support from the Northern Ireland Arts Council, Rain City Projects, King Country Arts Commission, and The Chisholm Foundation. 16 Words or Less was nominated for The Kilroy’s 2014 LIST. A 2013 Audrey Resident at New Georges, Peggy’s also a member of the Dramatists Guild, Clubbed Thumb Writers Group, as well as Machiqq.




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