France-Luce Benson

France-Luce Benson’s plays have been produced by The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Fire This Time Festival, the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center/City Theatre of Miami, Crossroads Theatre, The Billy Holiday Theatre, Loyola Marymount University, and Duke University, among others. Awards and honors include: NEA Grant recipient 2017, Dramatists Guild Fellow 2015-2016, Winner of the 41st annual Samuel French OOB Festival 2016, winner of the National New Play Network Award for Short Playwriting 2014, Playwright Observer Fellow at the Eugene O’Neil NPC 2016, The Kilroys List- Honorable Mention (Boat People); Alfred P. Sloan New Play Commission (The Devil’s Salt); Ensemble Studio Theatre New Play Commission , Djerassi Resident Artists Program Fellowship recipient 2017, Alfred P. Sloan Screenplay Award (Healing Roots); and Princess Grace Award Runner Up. She earned her M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University, is an Associate Professor at St. Johns University, and a Member Playwright at the Ensemble Studio Theatre.