Bathsheba Doran is a playwright living in New York City.
Doran, nicknamed "Bash", grew up in London and studied at Cambridge University. She was a contemporary of Robert Webb and David Mitchell and her first job as a professional writer was comedy sketch writing for their BBC2 show Bruiser. She then worked for several years as a comedy writer, writing for shows like Smack the Pony and TV to Go. In 2000, she moved to the United States on a Fulbright Scholarship. She received her Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University in 2003, and went on to become a playwriting fellow at Juilliard School.
Doran's work has been developed by the O'Neill Playwriting Center, Lincoln Center, Manhattan Theatre Club and Sundance Theatre Lab, among others. She helped Lear deBessonet with her play transFigures, and has been commissioned by the Atlantic Theater Company and Playwrights Horizons.
Her mother is the Elizabethan historian, Susan Doran.
Her play The Mystery of Love and Sex, directed by Sam Gold, opened at Lincoln Center in New York on 2 March 2015, was described as "perfectly wonderful" by the New York Times. The play was subsequently produced at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and the Signature Theater, Arlington VA, among other national and international venues.
She was nominated for a 2012 Writers Guild Award for her work on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. She also wrote episodes for season 2 of the NBC show Smash. She was a writer and co-producer of season 2 of the Showtime show Masters of Sex. She is co-executive producing and writing Hulu's upcoming adaptation of The Looming Tower.
She lives with her wife and two children in New York City.
- 2013 winner of first annual Berwin Lee Playwright Awards
- 2009 recipient of the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award
- Cherry Lane Mentor Project fellow
- 2005–06 Susan Smith Blackburn Awards finalist
- Liberace Playwriting Fellowship
- Howard Stein Scholarship
- Three Lecomte de Nouy playwriting awards.
- Feminine Wash, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
- Until Morning, BBC Radio 4
- The Blind, Classic Stage Company, 2005
- Peer Gynt, Riverside Theatre
- Great Expectations, Lucille Lortel Theatre, 2006
- Living Room in Africa, 2006, Edge Theater, New York
- Time / Unstuck, Red Room, NY, 2006
- 2 Soldiers: The Red Room, NY, 2006
- Nest, Signature Theatre, 2007
- Nowhere in America, Keen Teens at The Kirk Theatre, 2008
- The Parent's Evening, The Flea, 2010
- Kin, Playwrights Horizons, 2011
- The Mystery of Love and Sex, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 2015
- The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary American Plays: Volume One. Oberon Books. 2012. ISBN 978-1849431538.
- Kin. Dramatist's Play Service. 2012. ISBN 978-0822225614.
- Living Room in Africa, Samuel French Ltd., 2008 ISBN 978-0-573-66345-1
- Nest, Samuel French, 2008 ISBN 978-0-573-66356-7
- Great Expectations, Playscripts, Inc., 2006
- Brown, Kent R., ed. (2005). "Film Noir". 35 in 10: Thirty-Five Ten-Minute Plays. Dramatic Publishing. ISBN 978-1-58342-283-0.
- Great Expectations (A Play). Playscripts. 2006. ASIN B002O9B19E.
- The Back Stage Book of New American Short Plays 2005. Back Stage Books. 2004. ISBN 978-0823088089.
- The Mystery of Love and Sex, Samuel French Ltd., 2015 ISBN 9780573704543
- The Marriage Plays, Oberon Books, 2016 ISBN 9781783197590
- "Bathsheba Doran". IMDb. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
- Sincere, Rick (21 March 2006). "Signature Theatre Announces 2006–2007 Season". Rick Sincere News and Thoughts.
- "Bathsheba Doran". Columbia University.
- "Alumni News: May 2011". Juilliard.edu. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011.
Bathsheba Doran (Playwrights '05)
- Soloski, Alexis (17 April 2007). "Sick With God". The Village Voice.
- "Staff". Playwrights Horizons. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
- Szymkowicz, Adam (20 September 2009). "I Interview Playwrights Part 57: Bathsheba Doran". Adam Szymkowicz.
- Isherwood, Charles (21 March 2011). "No Connection Is Too Far, or Unlikely". The New York Times.
- "Kin". Playwrights Horizons. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
- "Lincoln Center Theater Adds Bathsheba Doran's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX and Nick Jones' VERITE to 2014–15 Season".
- "The Mystery of Love & Sex". Center Theatre Group. Retrieved 2016-10-22.
- "The Mystery of Love & Sex — Signature Theatre". Signature Theatre. Retrieved 2016-10-22.
- "Writers Guild Awards: 2012 Nominations". Writers Guild of America. Archived from the original on 25 May 2012.
- Andreeva, Nellie (2016-09-14). "Hulu Nears Series Order For 9/11 Drama 'The Looming Tower' From Dan Futterman, Alex Gibney & Legendary TV". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-10-22.
- Purcell, Carey (26 April 2013). "Bathsheba Doran and Lucy Kirkwood Are Winners of First Annual Berwin Lee Playwright Awards". Playbill.com. Archived from the original on 28 April 2013.
- "Eight Playwrights Win Helen Merrill Award". The New York Community Trust. 18 September 2009.
- Sterling, Kristin (30 November 2011). "Graduate Student of Theatre Arts Becomes Columbia's First Liberace Scholar" (PDF). Columbia University Record. 27 (7): 11.
- "Bathsheba Doran". Dramatic Publishing. Retrieved 21 September 2013.