Molly Smith Metzler
Molly Smith Metzler is a New York-based playwright and screenwriter. You might already know her writing from such television shows as 'Orange Is the New Black' (Netflix), 'Casual' (Hulu), 'Codes of Conduct' (HBO), and 'Shameless' (Showtime). Her plays -- which include CRY IT OUT, ELEMENO PEA, THE MAY QUEEN, CARVE, TRAINING WISTERIA and CLOSE UP SPACE -- have been produced Off-Broadway and across the country, at theaters such as Manhattan Theatre Club, Actors Theatre of Louisville/Humana Festival, South Coast Repertory, The Kennedy Center, The O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Chautauqua Theater Company, Geva Theatre Center, and many more. Metzler’s awards include the Lecomte du Nouy Prize from Lincoln Center, the National Student Playwriting Award from The Kennedy Center, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education's David Mark Cohen Award, the Mark Twain Comedy Prize, and a finalist nod for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. She is currently under commission at Manhattan Theatre Club and South Coast Repertory. She is also a screenwriter, currently adapting Ali Benjamin’s award-winning novel 'The Thing About Jellyfish' into a film for OddLot and Pacific Standard (Reese Witherspoon's company). Metzler was educated at SUNY Geneseo, Boston University, New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts, and The Juilliard School.