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 venues such as the New Group, the Lark Development Center, Core Artists Ensemble, the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival, Salt Lake Acting Company, The Hearth Theater, The Fresh Fruit Festival, and Stella Adler’s Playwrights Division.
Rae is a 2018-2019 Dramatists Guild Fellow, a 2017-18 Rita Goldberg Playwrights Workshop Fellow at the Lark, and the 2018 Emerging Artist Fellow in Dramatic Writing at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop. She has been awarded a number of residencies by organizations such as the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, PLAYA Summer Lake, and Art OMI; she is also a contributing writer at Slate.com and an O’Neill Conference, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and ATHE Judith Royer Award of Excellence semifinalist. Most recently, Rae was a Writers’ Assistant on FX Networks’ upcoming miniseries about choreographer Bob Fosse. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her cat, Black Cat.