L M Feldman is a Philadelphia-based circus and theater artist whose work is brave, playful, and personal – wrestling with the world we live in, asking questions, challenging norms, and inviting human connection. She freelances as a performer, playwright, collaborator/deviser, artistic consultant, professor, and coach. Her plays and her circus acts have been seen internationally, and she continues to travel around the country performing, teaching, and playwriting.
She has been nominated for the Wasserstein Prize, Stavis Playwright Award, New York Innovative Theatre Award, Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award, and twice for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. She’s been a MacDowell fellow, a Playwrights Realm fellow, a Boomerang grant recipient, an InterAct Core Playwright, and a proud member of Orbiter 3. Currently, she’s a Core Writer (2021-2024) with the Playwrights’ Center. L is an alum of the Yale School of Drama (M.F.A.) and the New England Center for Circus Arts, and she is passionate about the art of crafting live performance. During the year, she teaches playwriting to undergrads, med students, and adults, and she’s a coach at Circadium, where she teaches artistic craft and writing live performance – focusing on the artistic tools of circus as an expressive art form. When she’s not writing plays, making circus, or teaching, she’s devising collaborative theater & circus with ensembles.