Lina Patel is a playwright whose work investigates politics, family structures, and relationships in a precarious world. She has been commissioned by Yale Rep, UCLA, Playwright’s Arena, Chalk Repertory Theatre among others. Lina was awarded an NEA grant for her play THE HALF-BREED SPY, OR HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE IMPERIALISTS. Her near-future play, THE RAGGED CLAWS, was nominated for Cherry Lane Theatre’s Mentor Project.


Lina is an alumna of the Warner Brothers Writers Workshop and also writes for television, recently, Ava DuVernay’s anthology series, Cherish the Day; previously, DC’s Krypton. She is represented by Matt Ochacher, The Nacelle Co. and Duncan Hedges, HJTH, LLP. Lina got her start as a critically acclaimed theatre and voice-over actor.

“Lina Patel is a masterful playwright, capable of exploring both the world and the human heart. Her work provokes, enlightens and moves me.”

- David Henry Hwang

I am listening to what fear teaches. I will never be gone. I am a scar, a report from the frontlines, a talisman, a resurrection. A rough place on the chin of complacency.

- Audre Lorde
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