Rae Binstock grew up in Cambridge, MA. She earned her B.A. from Columbia University, where she was mentored by David Henry Hwang and Ellen McLaughlin. Her plays include land of no mercy (David Ross Fetzer Foundation Theatre Grant, 2017 winner), POSE (O’Neill Conference semifinalist), and We Are The Light of the World (Red Theater’s National Playwriting Competition, 2016 winner). Her plays have been produced and developed at The Lark Development Center, Public Arts Reading Series, Salt Lake Acting Company, West of 10th Theater Company, The Hearth Theater, The Fresh Fruit Festival, The Tribe Theatre, Crashbox Theater Company, Pride Films & Plays, Stella Adler’s Playwrights Division, and New Perspective Theatre Company.
Rae is a Rita Goldberg Playwrights Workshop 2017-18 Fellow at The LarkPlay Development Center, and the 2018 Emerging Artist Fellow in Dramatic Writing with the Lighthouse Writers Workshop. She has been awarded residencies by the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, and PLAYA Summer Lake; she is also a contributing writer at Slate.com, the creator of the fiction podcast Tapes From Jane Street, and an O’Neill Conference, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and ATHE Judith Royer Award of Excellence in Playwriting semifinalist. Rae lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her cat, Black Cat. (Allison Schwartz, Paradigm Talent Agency; www.raebinstock.com)