Mackenzie McBride is a Brooklyn based playwright and teaching artist. Her plays have been produced by ESPA at Primary Stages, Taksu Theatre Company, Durango Arts Center, The New York Indie One-Minute Play Festival, and Typed Out Productions. Recently she was named a Top 5 Finalist for the Durango Arts Center 10-Minute Play Festival and a "Risky Playwright of the Year" at The Cutting Ball Theater in San Francisco. In February 2017, her play "The Telling and Re-Telling of Lucy and Owen" was featured as a part of the Playhouse on Park's new works reading series in West Hartford, CT. Her other plays include "A Lovely Damaged Quality", "Lab Rat", "Advent of Loss", "Bitten", "Sad Words", "SHE", and "Kitchen Lords." In addition to her playwriting, Mackenzie teaches theatre, storytelling, and spoken word at public schools all across NYC's five boroughs. Mackenzie is a graduate of Cranbrook Kingswood (Class of 2008) and of The Florida State University's School of Theater (Class of 2011). A proud mid-westerner, she was born and raised in Ortonville, Michigan.