-Leila Teitelman (she/her) is a playwright and educator from New Hampshire. She holds a BA from Connecticut College in Theater and Music and an MFA from Lesley University in Writing for Stage and Screen. Her plays include: Awful People Pray (National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist, Princess Grace Fellowship Semi-Finalist, Table Work Press recommendation, Breaking Through the Box Theater, Working Title Productions, Clauder Competition NH winner), Baby Cakes (B-Street Theater Inaugural Comedy Festival, The Hearth Theater Co.) and A Place for Us (Boston Theatre Marathon, Kennedy Center College Theater Festival). Leila was a 2017/2018 resident playwright at Athena Theater, a 2019/2020 resident playwright of the Inkubator writers group, and is on playwriting faculty at The National Theater Institute. Leila has worked in Education and Literary offices at Manhattan Theatre Club, New Dramatists, The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Barrington Stage Company, Keene State College and UVM and as a performer, has worked with David Dorfman Dance, The College Light Opera Company, The Tank, The Hearth, NYC Fringe and NYC Musical Theater Festivals.

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Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Musical Theater, Literary Analysis, Playwriting, Gender and Sexuality in Theater


  • B.A. Theatre, Connecticut College; M.F.A Writing for Stage and Screen, Lesley University


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Royall Tyler Theatre - Room 301