Courtney holds an MFA from Columbia University and held an International Summer Residency at the Royal Court Theatre in London. She is currently under her second commission with the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis.
Courtney’s productions include:
A VERY COMMON PROCEDURE, to be produced in January 2007, Off-Broadway at the Manhattan Class Company, with Michael Greif directing;
MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY, produced at The Magic Theatre, San Francisco in conjunction with The Womens Project, NYC;
CONSUMPTION, commissioned by and produced at the Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis;
NOT OUR LAST HURRAH, produced as part of the Australia Project at the Kraine Theatre, NYC;
THESE THREE HERE, produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville and as part of then 24-Hour Plays at the Atlantic Theatre, NYC;
EARLSTREETMAN as part of the Larson Project at New York Theatre Workshop and at the 2003 O’Neill Playwrights Conference;
JOHN BROWN’S BODY as part of Keen Americana at the Jose Quintero Theatre, NYC;
BLACK FISH as part of the Backstory Project at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in 2000;
THE BLUE ROOM, which was awarded a 1999 Heideman Award and nominated for the American Theatre Critics’ Association’s Osborn Award, premiered at Humana Festival in 1999;
IN THE WIDOW’S GARDEN for the 2000 Chekhov NOW Festival, NYC;
DREAM OF HEAVEN AND HELL for Reverie Productions, NYC;
DEAR ANTON for the 1999 Chekhov NOW Festival, NYC;
THE GOOD NIGHT, a finalist for the 1998 Princess Grace Award was workshopped at the Theatre for the New City and as part of the First Light Festival at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC;
LOVE AS A SCIENCE in the Seattle Fringe Festival;
CLIP for the FronteraFest in Austin, Texas.
Courtney’s play PRESERVE won the 1999 Women at the Door Award and received a workshop at the Famous Door Theatre in Chicago, a workshop at Rattlestick Productions, and was given a reading at Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC. Her play HERE I LIE was read at the Atlantic Theatre, NYC. MORBIDITY AND MORALITY, chosen for the Mentor Project at the Cherry Lane Theatre, where a workshop was mentored by David Auburn, was originally written with the Primary Stages New America Writers Group, received a reading at the Atlantic Theater and was part of the New Works Now series at the Public Theatre.