Aline Lathrop 2015 Bio

Aline Lathrop’s plays have been produced or developed at numerous theaters in Chicago and across the country. Trade Show was recently commissioned for adaptation by Step Up Productions. Bordello (a Susan Smith Blackburn Prize nominee), received its world premiere at Chicago Dramatists, as did Feast (one of the “Top 5 Best New Plays,” New City Magazine; First Prize, New Plays Festival, Centre Stage – South Carolina). “Toyota Tercel” and “Purity Ball” received workshop productions with Artistic Home’s Cut to the Chase Series. A Piece of Bone received its Jeff-recommended world premiere at Circle Theatre of Forest Park. …And Eat It Too has been developed at American Theatre Company, Chicago Dramatists, and Stage Left Theatre Company, and was a finalist for the Blue Ink Award, First Flight Festival, Finding Voice Award, the Lark Theatre Company’s Playwrights’ Week, and the Ashland New Plays Festival, as well as a semi-finalist for the Playwrights First and Princess Grace Awards. Never Farewell has been developed at Chicago Dramatists, Circle Theater of Forest Park, and the Women at the Door Festival, and was a finalist for the Julie Harris Award. She has been a regular contributor to Chicago Madness, where many of her short plays have been performed.

Ms. Lathrop has also developed plays at Abingdon Theatre Company, Boarshead Theatre, Centre Stage-South Carolina, the Chicago Cultural Center, Columbia College, Northwestern University, Ten Grand Productions, and Theatre Seven. Her work has been published in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 30’s, and Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20’s, Smith & Krauss. She is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council fellowship and a Dr. Donahue Tremaine grant.

The playwright is a graduate of the Northwestern University Theatre Department, a member of the Dramatists Guild, and a Chicago Dramatists Resident Playwright. She resides in Chicago with her husband and their two young daughters.

Production History


+ The Hero’s Wife
+ Merchild 2017 Pop Up
+ Merchild