Hilary Bettis is a playwright, an actress, a producer, and a writer.
She is a two-time recipient of the Lecomte de Nouy from Lincoln Center and is a 2015 graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwright Fellowship at The Juilliard School. Bettis has received fellowships and residencies at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, New York Theatre Workshop, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Cape Cod Theatre Project, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Foundation for the Arts, Playwrights’ Week at The Lark, NNPN’s National Showcase of New Plays, Audrey Residency at New Georges, Two River Theater, Great Plains Theatre Conference, The Kennedy Center/NNPN MFA Workshop and a Sloan/Ensemble Studio Theatre Commission. Her plays, The Ghosts of Lote Bravo and The History of American Pornography made the 2015 Kilroy’s List as the most recommended new plays by a female writer. She has been a Runner-Up for the Alliance Theatre’s Kendeda Award, Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition, American Blues Theater’s Blue Ink Award and the Leah Ryan Prize.
The Ghosts of Lote Bravo will receive a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere at the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, MO, Borderlands Theater in Tucson, Arizona and the Cleveland Public in Cleveland, OH.
As a screenwriter, Bettis has written and produced two short films, B’Hurst and The Iron Warehouse, which have screened at multiple film festivals across the globe. She has a TV series in development with Alyssa Milano and NBCUniversal, and another series in development with TV producer Bob Levy, who is known for the hit shows “Gossip Girl” and “The Vampire Diaries.”
She lives in Brooklyn, NY where she works as a staff writer for the TV series “The Americans” on FX.