Tanya Barfield

Tanya Barfield, Playwright

Representative Plays:

Bright Half Life (2014)


Tanya Barfield is from Portland, Oregon. Her play Bright Half Life premiered at the Women’s Project Theater and was a TimeOut Critic’s Pick. Her play The Call premiered at Playwrights Horizons in co-production with Primary Stages and was a Critic’s Pick for the New York Times. Blue Door (South Coast Rep, Playwrights Horizons) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Other work includes: Feast (co-writer, Young Vic/Royal Court), Of Equal Measure (Center Theatre Group), Chat (New Dramatists’ Playtime Festival), and The Quick (New York Stage & Film). A recipient of a Lilly Award, the inaugural Lilly Award Commission and a Helen Merrill Award, Tanya is a proud alumna of New Dramatists and a member of The Dramatist Guild Council. She has written for the upcoming Starz series, The One Percent. She currently writes for The Americans on FX. (Source: Profile Theatre)


Tanya Barfield's New Dramatists Profile

Resources found in the UC Berkeley Library Database:

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Blue Door (Full Text) 

Wanting North (Full Text)