Tim J. Lord | The Orchard Project

Tim J. Lord

Professional Residency

Years: 2019

Tim J. Lord is the recipient of the inaugural Apothetae-Lark Fellowship for a writer with a disability, the 2020 Writer-in-Residence at the William Inge Theater Festival, the 2019 Reg E. Cathey Writer-in-Residence at the Orchard Project, and a 2017-18 Jerome Fellow 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 examines the 2002 Moscow Theatre Hostage crisis and the ways in which it changes one of the survivors, leading him down a road of dissent and resistance against the burgeoning dictatorship his home is turning into. The play received a finishing commission from Round House Theatre and will be produced as part of their 2020-21 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, Pillsbury House + Theater, Circle Rep, the Summer Play Festival, The Cutout Theatre, The Vagrancy, Barn Arts Collective, and The Working Theater. Tim studied with Paula Vogel while a resident of Providence, RI, and is a graduate of the MFA Playwriting Program at the University of California, San Diego.