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Lila Engelhardt

BFA Playwriting

Minor: Animation

​​Lila Engelhardt (she/her) was chosen for Write On! at Hartford Stage in 2019, where she workshopped her play Poundcake, a play about a 14-year-old girl and her Great Aunt trapped in a bathroom at a cousin's Bat Mitzvah. The time is spent with the two lamenting about their self-worth and body image. Poundcake was put on as an academic performance at Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts in their student-directed plays in June​ of 2019. Her plays, Safety Blanket, The Super Duper Adventures of Supernova, and Work in Progress were given staged readings at The Theatre School’s new works festival. Her play Work In Progress, a queer coming-of-age story about the awkward phase between adulthood and childhood, was produced by The Theatre School in February of 2023.

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