Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Shayan Lotfi

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Shayan Lotfi is a writer whose work has been supported and developed by Atlantic Theater, Roundabout Theatre, South Coast Repertory, The Lark, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Marble House, Millay, and Boston Court. In addition to writing, he also works as an urban planning consultant.

While at MacDowell, Shayan worked on a play that chronicles multiple generations of one family as well as a TV pilot set at a refugee resettlement agency.



Shayan Lotfi worked in the Veltin studio.

Veltin Studio was donated by alumni of the Veltin School, a school for girls in New York with a highly respected visual arts department. As the plaque just outside the entrance attests, this studio was used by poet Edwin Arlington Robinson during most of the 24 summers he spent at MacDowell. Perhaps most famously, Thornton Wilder put the finishing…

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