Lee Phenner is a playwright, book writer, lyricist, and voice actor. An Oregon Shakespeare Festival Black Swan Lab writer for A Pint of Understanding (music by Joel LaRue Smith and Joseph Smith), works include the dramatic monologue “Synaptic Fires” produced by Brave New World Rep, screenplay Celia Now and Then (quarterfinalist, MORE Women in Film Screenplay Contest,) and the concept and text of “Circle of the First,” a choral work with music by Robert D. Terrio.
Lee holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College where she received Duprey awards for screenwriting and poetry and was selected for the Ploughshares International Fiction Seminar at Kasteel Well, Netherlands.
A member of the Dramatists Guild, StageSource, New Play Exchange, and Honor Roll, she lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts with her wife Mary Dean Taylor.
Lee discusses her belief that A Pint of Understanding has the potential to stir discussion and, with work, courage, and collaboration, change: