becca Blackmore - musical book writer, lyricist, playwright
Becca Blackmore is the co-author of the musicals Quiz Bowl (formerly Academia Nuts) (Best New Musical, NYMF 2014), Snow Way Out (Micro-Musical Theatre Show Podcast; York Theatre Company Developmental Reading Series), The Peculiar Tale of the Prince of Bohemia and the Society of Desperate Victorians (Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals 2019), Hatter (Indiana University, NYU, Ronald M. Ruble New Play Prize Finalist), Grandma's Last Hurrah, and Period Piece (The Marilyn Monroe Theatre 2010) and the author of the plays Peaceful Warrior (ForgeFuel), President Mom (with Dan Marshall, Notre Dame College 2016, Caryl Crane Youth Theatre 2015, 'Iolani School 2015), Bedtime (The Blank Theatre Living Room Series 2015), Baby Factory, Dead Behind the Eyes, or The Ingénue Play (Todd McNerney Playwriting Prize finalist; Vintage Theatre 2018), and Over-Ripe (LAFPI SWAN Day 2014, Manhattan Shakespeare Project 2011).
Her works have been finalists for the Leah Ryan FEWW Prize, the NuVoices Playwriting Prize, the Trustus Playwrights Festival, and the Pittsburgh New Works Festival. Her play President Mom won the 2014 Ronald M. Ruble New Play prize and a 2015 Tam & Young Arts Chair Visiting Artist Residency in Honolulu.
Becca’s songs have been performed on six continents, but she hopes that Antarctica will happen at some point, too. She holds both a BFA and an MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.