Playwright Bio

Aleks Merilo is an award-winning playwright from Palo Alto, CA. His script, THE SNOWMAKER, was winner of the Playwrights First Award, The Chameleon Theatre Circle new Play Contest, Playhouse on The Square’s New Works @ The Works Festival, and was a finalist for the Oregon Play Prize. His Play THE WIDOW OF TOM’S HILL played off-broadway at 59E59, where BroadwayWorld called it “a truly distinctive piece of theater”. His play EXIT 27 was called “the best original play to be produced this season” by the Houston Chronicle, was voted best new play by BroadwayWorld, Houston, and played most recently at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. He has an MFA in playwriting from UCLA, and is represented by the Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, baby, and dog.

Members can access Aleks Merilo’s plays on his New Play Exchange profile.