About Florida Repertory Theatre
Gloria Bond Clunie
Playwright of SMOKE
Gloria Bond Clunie is an award-winning playwright, theater educator, and director. She is a founding member of the Playwriting Ensemble at Chicago’s Regional Tony Award-winning Victory Gardens Theater where her plays North Star, Living Green, and Shoes premiered and the founding Artistic Director of Evanston’s Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre. Other works include Sweet Water Taste, QUARK, Sing, Malindy, Sing!, Patricia McKissack’s Mirandy, and Brother Wind, Bankruptcy, BLU, Mercy Rising, Buck Naked, and A Shot: #LoveStories inspired by Black Lives Matter. Theaters that have workshopped and performed her plays include Victory Gardens Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Triad Stage, Her Story Theatre, MPAACT, Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, Penobscot Theatre, ETA and Orlando Shakespeare Theater. Awards include a Chicago Jeff, a Scott McPherson, Theodore Ward African-American Playwriting Prizes, Chicago Black Theatre Alliance Awards, NEA and Illinois Arts Council Fellowships, American Alliance for Theatre and Education Awards, the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America Medallion and the Evanston Mayor’s Award for the Arts. Artistic Residencies include Djerassi, Byrdcliffe and 360 Xochi Quetzal Arts in Mexico. As part of Northwestern University’s American Music Theatre Project, this Northwestern graduate (B.A. Theater, MFA-Directing) has been invited to adapt her acclaimed drama North Star into a musical.