About Wendy Schmidt

Wendy Schmidt. Photo by Andrew Collings.

Wendy Schmidt is a Chicago Dramatists Network Playwright and member of the Dramatist Guild. Her full-length farce Marvelous Madeleines was commissioned by Three Cat Productions in 2015 and was produced during their 2016 season. Her play The New Republic received a staged reading in Chicago Dramatists’ Saturday Series on February 28, 2015, and was workshopped in Three Cat Production’s Chicago New Works Festival earlier that month. In January 2015, her full-length play The Newlyweds was included in 20% Theater Company’s Dark Room series, with a month-long workshop and two staged readings. Her ten-minute play Tornado Alley was a finalist for the 2015 Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Heideman Award. She wrote the 10-minute piece The Angel Blues for Three Cat’s Holiday Stories, produced in December 2014 at Berger Park. Her radio play Goose Noir was recorded live at Chicago Dramatists as part of the February 2013 episode of Small Fish Radio Theatre, and was included in Small Fish’s Atlanta Fringe Festival program that year. 

Wendy has a BFA from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and makes her living as a freelance graphic designer. She lives in Chicago.