A press release describes her as "a dedicated advocate for justice and human rights in the U.S. and abroad, and Palestinian rights in the Middle East."
Her work has received the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (twice), the Joseph Kesselring Prize, the Fellowship of Southern Writers Drama Award, and an Obie Award. She is also a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts development grant.
In 2009, One Flea Spare was incorporated into the permanent répertoire of the French National Theatre, the Comédie-Française, and produced there in 2012. Wallace is the only living American playwright to enter the répertoire. Only two American playwrights have ever been added to La Comédie's repertoire in 300 years: the other being Tennessee Williams. The play was translated into French by Dominique Hollier.
In 2012, Wallace was a recipient of the Horton Foote Prize for most promising new American play.
Windham-Campbell Prize Citation: Naomi Wallace mines historical situations in plays that are muscular, devastating, and unwavering.
- In The Heart of America.
- One Flea Spare,
- The Inland Sea,
- Slaughter City,
- The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek,
- The Girl Who Fell Through a Hole in Her Jumper (with Bruce E. J. McLeod),
in the U.S.A., the play is titled "The Girl Who Fell Through a Hole in Her Sweater" (available at Broadwayplaypublishing.com)
- The War Boys,
- Things of Dry Hours
- Birdy (an adaptation of William Wharton's novel),
- The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East,
- Twenty One Positions: A Cartographic Dream of the Middle East, (co-written with Lisa Schlesinger and AbdelFattah Abu Srour). 2008
- The Hard Weather Boating Party
- One Short Sleepe
- And I and Silence
- To Dance A Stony Field (May 1995, Peterloo Poets Press).
- Lawn Dogs
- The War Boys, co-written with Bruce E. J. McLeod
- Flying Blind, co-written with Bruce E. J. McLeod
- Lyn Gardner (6 February 2007). "Enemy within". The Guardian (London).
- "Naomi Wallace". The New York Times.
- "Naomi Wallace's Development Process for "The Hard Weather Boating Party"". New Play Blog. New Play Development Program, Arena Stage. March 13, 2009.[dead link]
- Dorie Baker (March 04, 2013). "Yale awards $1.35 million to nine writers". YaleNews. Retrieved March 05, 2013.
- Lawn Dogs (1997), IMDb
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- Naomi Wallace, Broadway Play Publishing Inc Playwright of the Year 1997
- Connie Julian (March 14, 2004). "Naomi Wallace: Looking for Fire". Revolutionary Worker (1232).
- Betty Shamieh (May 2008). "The Art of Countering Despair: Naomi Wallace". The Brooklyn Rail.