Seth McNeill - Actor, Playwright
Seth McNeill is a playwright and theatre artist who says he’s from Mississippi even though he was born in Alabama and his family moved every two years. He was homeschooled until college. His family once raised emus; It did NOT go well.
Seth’s plays deal with isolation and social alienation, repressed generational trauma, and whiteness through a darkly comic lens. His plays have been developed and/or presented at Gingold Theatrical Group, Valdez Theatre Conference, Fresh Ground Pepper, Dixon Place, Fault Line Theatre, Amios NYC, and the Hambidge Center. He has been named a semi-finalist for the O’Neill, the Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries Prize, and Primary Stages ESPA Drills.
Seth has also worked as a performer, script reader, educator, and dramaturg with Barrington Stage, Theatre for a New Audience, the American Shakespeare Center, the Hambidge Center, and The Farm Theater. He has a Masters in Theatre from Hunter College, where he taught undergraduate theatre and was a two-time recipient of the Vera Mowry Roberts Fellowship. He is a frequent collaborator with Amios NYC, where he has worked as a playwright, actor, director, literary manager, and producer for Shotz, a monthly short play festival.
Seth lives with his wife Lori in a very old house in the Hudson Valley, and is re-learning all of that carpentry stuff his dad taught him.