Tim J. Lord is the recipient of the inaugural Apothetae-Lark Fellowship for a writer with a disability, a 2021 writing residency at the William Inge Theatre Festival, the 2019 Reg E. Cathey Writing Residency at the Orchard Project, and a 2017-18 Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis. As a native of the Midwest and a member of the disability community he tells stories of people and communities who are often overlooked on our stages and strives to illuminate ignored and underrepresented perspectives.
His play We Declare You a Terrorist received a finishing commission from Round House Theatre and will be produced in their 2021-22 season. Other work has been developed and produced at The Public Theater, The Lark, The Kennedy Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, New Harmony Project, The Playwrights’ Center, Geva Theatre, Pillsbury House + Theater, Circle Rep, the Summer Play Festival, The Cutout Theatre, The Vagrancy, Barn Arts Collective, The Working Theater and The 52nd Street Ptoject.
Tim studied playwriting with Paula Vogel and Chay Yew, and is a graduate of the MFA Playwriting Program at the University of California, San Diego.