Meet the Creative Team of The arrogance of it
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Playwright/Director | OLIVIA CLEMENT

Olivia Clement is a first-year graduate playwright in the Iowa Playwrights Workshop. Her plays include Heart & Soul Yoga Studio Beirut (2020 DVRF Award Finalist; 2019 Griffin Award Shortlist; 2018 Corkscrew Theater Festival, New York City), Willoughby Road (SPACE on Ryder Farm 2019 Creative Residency), Where’s the Exit? (Seymour Center, Sydney, Winner of the Sydney Theatre Young Playwrights Award), and A Thank You Left Unsaid (Old Fitzroy Theatre, Sydney Fringe Festival).

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Iowa New Play Festival is Taylor’s fourth production at University of Iowa, previously working on 6 by 6, Dance Gala, and An Unsettled Body. Taylor is a recent transplant from Omaha, NE, navigating her first year in the MFA Stage Management program. She has worked as an independently contracted stage and company manager for the past 13 years for productions ranging from opera, dance, plays, musicals, and symphonies. Proud member of IATSE Local 42.