Molly Smith Metzler is a playwright and screenwriter from Kingston, New York. Her plays include Cry it Out (2018 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Citation; 2018 Ovation Award for Best New Play; 2018 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Playwrighting), Elemeno Pea, The May Queen, Carve, Close Up Space (Susan Smith Blackburn finalist) and Training Wisteria (winner of three KCACTF playwrighting awards/The Kennedy Center). Regional credits include: Humana Festival/Actors Theatre of Louisville, South Coast Rep, Northlight Theatre, Studio Theatre (DC), Geva Theatre Center, Echo Theatre Company (LA), City Theatre (PA), Detroit Public Theater, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Dorset Theatre Festival, Play Makers Rep, Merrimack Theater, Boston Playwrights Theatre, and many more. New York: Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC). Metzler was educated at SUNY Geneseo, Boston University, NYU Tisch, and The Juilliard School, where she was a two-time recipient of the Lecomte du Nouy Prize from Lincoln Center. She’s also a proud alum of the Ars Nova Play Group, The Dorothy Strelsin/Primary Stages writers group, and the LA Writers’ Workshop at Center Theatre Group. In TV, Metzler’s credits include Casual (Hulu), Orange Is the New Black (Netflix), and Shameless (Showtime), where she is currently a writer and supervising producer. In film, she wrote the adapted screenplay for The Thing About Jellyfish, which is forthcoming from Universal starring Millie Bobby Brown. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.