Tina Satter is an American writer and director for theater and film, who was a recipient of a 2016 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award, a 2014 Doris Duke Artist Impact Award, and was named an Off-Off Broadway Innovator to Watch by Time Out New York. With Half Straddle, she has written and directed ten original full-length plays, and re-imagined them for a range of spaces as they have toured to numerous theaters and festivals in the U.S. and internationally.
Tina has directed a number of shorter performance pieces, music videos, web series content, and has several film projects in the works.
She has taught and led workshops on writing, directing, and feminist approaches to art-making at schools that include Princeton University, New York University, Bowdoin College, Reed College, Sarah Lawrence College, Fordham University and more. In 2015, she was the visiting playwriting professor at University of Michigan. Tina has been in residence at Yaddo, Headlands Center for the Arts, LMCC, The Performing Garage, Kitchen L.A.B., MASS MoCA, and New Museum for Contemporary Art. She is a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop. In 2017, she received a PANOS commission from Culturgest in Lisbon, Portugal to write a play for teenagers, and worked with the Portugese directors on the translation and dramaturgy of her play, Small Breath.
Tina attended Mac Wellman’s graduate playwriting program at Brooklyn College and received an M.A. from Reed College and a B.A. from Bowdoin College. Her first collection of plays, Seagull (Thinking of you), was published by 53rd State Press in 2014. The full text of Ghost Rings and a live vinyl recording were put out by 53rd State Press in 2016.