helen banner - lyricist, musical book writer, playwright
HELEN BANNER (she/they) is a playwright and librettist and an associate artist at New Georges. They grew up in the British Channel Islands and studied at Cambridge and the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, where they completed their MFA in Dramatic Writing and were awarded the John Golden Playwriting Award. Their work has been developed at New Georges, the Drama League, the O’Neill Theater Center, Fresh Ground Pepper, the Wild Project, Dixon Place, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Lark, the Great Plains Theatre Conference and the Last Frontier Theatre Conference and they were a participant in the Ingram New Works Lab 2015-2016 at Nashville Repertory Theater.
Helen was a 2016-17 Special Resident at New Georges creating LA DÉROUTE, a medieval water opera, with composer Catherine Brookman for inclusion in their Water City take-over of 3LD Arts and Technology Centre in June 2017.
Helen’s play INTELLIGENCE was in the 2018-2019 NYTW Next Door Series, directed by Jess Chayes and produced by Lucy Jackson in associated with Dutch Kills Theater. You can find out more about Helen’s work at www.helenbanner.com.