blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Daisy Foote is the author of the plays Living with Mary, God’s Pictures, Farley and Betsy, Darcy and Clara, The Hand of God, and When They Speak of Rita, which have been produced or workshopped at the Indiana Repertory Theater, Women’s Project, Primary Stages, American Conservatory Theater, Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, and elsewhere. Her most recent play, Bhutan, was first read at the Actors Studio early in 2004 and later that year was part of the Brand New Festival at Hartford Stage. She was honored for Living with Mary in 1995 with the Roger L. Stevens Incentive Award, in association with the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays and in cooperation with the President’s Committee for the Arts. Her screenplays include adaptations of Elizabeth Jolley’s The Last Crop, T.C. Boyle’s Water Music, and, for Steppenwolf Films, John Steinbeck’s The Winter of Our Discontent. She is currently working on an adaptation of Stephen Dobyns’s The Church of the Dead Girls. A member of the Dramatist Guild and the Writers Guild of America, East, she has twice been a Tennessee Williams writer-in-residence at Sewanee.