Charly Evon Simpson is a playwright, performer, and poet in New York City. Her plays include Hottentotted (The Tank 2017; ANT Fest 2016 at Ars Nova), who we let in (2015 Princess Grace Award Semifinalist), Happy Anniversary (2015 Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival Semifinalist), or what she will (FringeNYC 2012), While We Wait, and more. Her work has been seen, heard, and/or developed at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Ars Nova, The Flea, The Brick, The Tank, HERE, and others. She is currently a member of Pipeline Theatre Company's 2017 PlayLab and SPACE on Ryder Farm's 2017 Working Farm. Charly is an alum of the Obie Award-winning group Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, Fresh Ground Pepper's 2015 PlayGround PlayGroup and The Tank's 2015-2016 TV Writing Group. She was a 2016 Resident Artist at SPACE on Ryder Farm and was a 2013-2014 Philadelphia Dramatists Center Playwright-in-Residence at Plays & Players Theatre. She is also a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.
Charly received her A.B. with honors in Theatre Arts and Literary Arts from Brown University. She holds a master’s in Women’s Studies from University of Oxford, New College and a MFA in Playwriting from Hunter College, where she studied with Annie Baker, Brighde Mullins, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.