Wendy Hammond's plays have been produced by New York City theatres (including Soho Rep, Second Stage, Home for Contemporary Theatre and Art), and by regional theaters (including Actors Theatre of Louisville, Long Wharf, S.L.A.C., Charlotte Rep, Purple Rose, and People's Light & Theatre Co.). Her plays have also been produced internationally in cities including London, Singapore and Melbourne. Her works include Absence, Julie Johnson, Family Life: Three Brutal Comedies, Jersey City, and The Ghostman. The Hole, produced at the Purple Rose Theatre, was was nominated by the American Theatre Critics Association for Best New American Play. Works in progress include Road Rage: A Love Story, commissioned by the Purple Rose and developed at the O'Neill Center, New River Dramatists, and workshopped at Steppenwolf Theatre.
Ms. Hammond's produced screenplays include Julie Johnson, produced by Shooting Gallery Films, co-written by director Bob Gosse, starring Lili Taylor, Courtney Love and Spalding Gray. The film premiered in the Sundance Film Festival and played in film festivals all over the world winning many awards including Best Feature in the Barcelona Film Festival and an Audience Award in Berlin. Ms. Hammond wrote and directed the short film, Lehi's Wife, through AFI's Directors Workshop for Women, starring James Greene and Kathryn Joosten.
Ms. Hammond is a recipient of an NEA grant, an NYFA grant, a McNight Fellowship and a Drama League Award. She has been invited twice to the Sundance Play Unit, twice to the O'Neill Center, and several times to New River Dramatists. She is a New Dramatists alumnus, holds an MFA from New York University's Dramatic Writing Program and an Masters of Divinity from Yale Divinity School. She has taught playwriting and screenwriting courses in several universities including the University of Michigan and Brown. She is now on the faculty of NYU's TischAsia School of the Arts in Singapore where she lives with her beloved son.