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 was a 2016 Resident Artist at SPACE on Ryder 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 2013-2014 Philadelphia Dramatists Center Playwright-in-Residence at Plays & Players Theatre. She is also a proud member of the Dramatists Guild. Some of her work can be purchased on Indie Theater Now and on blurb.
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. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at Hunter College, studying with Annie Baker, Brighde Mullins, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.