Wendy Schmidt is a playwright living in Chicago. In January, 2018, she had a staged reading of Veda in Time at La MaMa Studios in New York, directed by Ivette Dumeng, and was a participant in the 2017 La MaMa Umbria International Playwright Retreat with Erik Ehn. Marvelous Madeleines, a full-length comedy, was produced by Three Cat in November, 2016, directed by Jason Paul Smith. The New Republic had a staged reading in Chicago Dramatists’ Saturday Series in February 2015, directed by Jeri Frederickson. Her ten-minute play Tornado Alley was a finalist for the 2015 Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Heideman Award. Also in 2015, her full-length play The Newlyweds was included in 20% Theater Company’s Dark Room series. 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 their program in the Atlanta Fringe Festival that year. As literary manager of Three Cat Productions, she curates and organizes the Chicago New Work Festival, Next Draft Series, and monthly playwrights group. She is ecstatic Jeri Frederickson challenged her to do something she didn’t know she wanted to do – write a solo play – and that it resulted in Maker of Worlds.
Wendy has studied at Chicago Dramatists, Piven Theatre Workshop, Green Shirt Studios, and has a BFA from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. She works as a freelance graphic designer in Chicago.