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Olivia Lilley

​Olivia Lilley is a screenwriter, director, playwright, and producer who came up in Chicago's DIY scene. She uses a devised process to create and develop her work that she's been honing since 2013. Olivia is the Artistic Director of Prop Thtr, a Board Member at The National New Play Network, and the Executive Director at Pop Magic Productions. She was the founding Artistic Director of The Runaways Lab Theatre (Voted Best New Theatre Company in the Chicago Reader's Best of 2014). Olivia’s feature screenplay The Snowpeople was selected for Full Spectrum Features Producers’ Lab 2020. She was selected for Broadway for All's Theatre Producers of Color: Commercial Producing 101 Inaugural cohort. She teaches at DePaul's Theatre School, The Playwright's Center, Chicago Dramatists, and The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis. Olivia attended Carnegie Mellon School of Drama for Directing, and Interlochen Arts Academy for Music Composition. She is currently working on her MFA in Screenwriting from The University of Nebraska at Omaha.​​