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DARCI PICOULT              Darci’s screenplay MOTHER OF GEORGE was developed at the 2005 SUNDANCE SCREENWRITERS LAB with director Andrew Dosumnu. It was awarded the 2006 Maryland Filmmakers Fellowship, an Annenberg grant and was one of three USA finalists for the International NHK/Sundance award. It is headed for production in 2011 with producers Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen.Darci’s one woman show, MY VIRGINIA, was presented in theaters and solo festivals both nationally and internationally. Performances include New York Theater Workshop, Ensemble Studio Theater, LA Theater Work’s “The Play’s The Thing” series, which was broadcast throughout the country on National Public Radio, “Women Center Stage” in St. Louis, San Francisco’s Solo Mio Festival, Philadelphia’s Women’s Theater Festival, Slovenia’s “City of Women” Theater Festival and in Croatia at the Cultural Center for Women Refugees. MY VIRGINIA has also been performed for legal and medical conferences across the country in programs cosponsored by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health; and in Brussels for a program sponsored by the European Commission and was showcased on the BBC series MEDICINE AT THE CROSSROADS.Her play LIL’S 90th was developed at the Sundance Theater Lab in 2008 and received its world premiere at The Long Wharf Theater in New Haven under the direction of Jo Bonney. Her play JAYSON WITH A Y was developed at NY Stage and Film and produced by The New Group in New York, and is currently under option with commercial producers. Her current work includes SMEAR, Liz Diamond, director and MOTHER DAUGHTER VARIATIONS, commissioned by Larry Wilker (former head of Kennedy Center) and his company, Theater Dreams.Her plays ANCIENT LIGHTS and MAKING THE WORLD ROUND were workshopped at New York Theater Workshop and read at Lincoln Center as part of the New York Public Library Reading series. Darci taught writing  for the  Legacy Project at the Public Theater, NY Shakepeare Festival and currently teaches acting at the Tisch School of the Arts/New York University. She is the recipient of the 2008 National Theater Conference/Paul Green Award for her theatrical work.

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