Daisy Foote was honored with the prestigious Roger L. Stevens Incentive Award, in association with the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, with support from the American Express Company and in cooperation with the President's Committee for the Arts.
Ms. Foote's plays include: Living With Mary; God's Pictures, which was developed at the New Harmony Project and had its world premiere at the Indiana Repertory Theater; Farley and Betsy, produced by the Women's Project in its "First Look" series; Darcy and Clara; The Hand of God, developed with a commission from Wind Dancer Productions and workshopped in the summer of 2000 at the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference; and When They Speak of Rita, which was developed with a commission from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and produced at Primary Stages in New York in the spring of 2000.
Ms. Foote's screenplays include an adaptation of Elizabeth Jolley's The Last Crop for Destiny Productions, which will be directed by Terry Kinney. She has also adapted T.C. Boyle's intricate novel Water Music for Earthbourne Films and has just completed an adaptation of John Steinbeck's The Winter of Our Discontent for Steppenwolf Theater's new film division. Recently Ms. Foote acquired the rights to Lucy Grealy's Autobiography of a Face, which she will be adapting into a screenplay.
She is a proud member of both the Dramatists Guild and the Writers Guild of America, East.
Her plays When They Speak of Rita and Farley and Betsy have been published by Smith & Kraus. Scenes from When They Speak of Rita have been selected for Smith & Kraus' Best Stage Scenes of 2000, Best Men's Monologues of 2000, and Best Women's Monologues of 2000.