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Eydie Faye

Eydie Faye | Resident Playwright

Eydie Faye is a bonafied Valley Girl, born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She earned a BFA in Drama from the University of Cincinnati, Collage-Conservatory of Music, then moved to NYC where she wrote her first play, The Pages of My Diary I’d Rather Not Read. Richard Hess agreed to direct and they mounted a production of Pages… in Los Angeles that garnered critical acclaim and an LA WEEKLY Best New Playwright nomination for Faye. Soon after, Eydie received a blind deal at Fox Searchlight and went on to sell features to Disney and Paramount. Since then, she’s written sitcom pilots for The WB, ABC, NBC and USA Network, as well as TV Movies for ABC Family. Because her heart is still grounded in theater, Eydie recently wrote and workshopped a stage musical called Dear John Mayer, featuring music written by and starring fellow CCM grad Shoshana Bean. Lately, Eydie has been writing on the Netflix show Fuller House, Seasons 2 and 3. She is married and has three young daughters who think their mom has a very cool job.


Timmel Bio

Lisa Timmel | Resident Dramaturg

Lisa Timmel is the director of new work at The Huntington Theatre Company in Boston where she has developed work with Craig Lucas, Winnie Holzman, Stephen Karem, Lydia Diamond, Kirsten Greenidge, Melinda Lopez and Michael Friedman among others. Previous positions include director of new play development at Playwrights Horizons, interim dramaturg and advisor to the Emerging Writers Group at the Public Theater, artistic producer at Carole Shorenstein Hayes Productions. She has developed work by Chay Yew, Adam Bock, Jason Grote, Sarah Ruhl, Sheila Callaghan, Steven Sater/Duncan Sheik and Tanya Barfield among others. Notable productions developed include Sons of the Prophet, Smart People, I Am My Own Wife, Grey Gardens, Small Tragedy, and The Pain and The Itch. Trained in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism at Columbia University (MFA), she has worked with various theater companies, producers and developmental organizations including Sundance Theater Institute (White Oak, Governor’s Island and Sundance conferences), Stacey Mindich Productions, New Dramatists, Actors Theatre of Louisville, INTAR, Classic Stage Company, and Eugene O’Neill Theater Center/National Playwrights Conference.  Ms. Timmel served as an adjunct professor of dramatic literature at NYU, staff dramaturg at The Juilliard School and currently teaches contemporary American playwrights at Columbia University. She is a board member of the Women’s Project and Productions. She holds a BA in English Literature from Kenyon College.