Riley Elton McCarthy (they/them) is an internationally produced playwright and screenwriter, as well as an independent producer, dramaturg, and nonbinary jack of all trades. Riley’s plays have been developed and produced at House of International Theatre in Denmark (Southern Bedfellows), WorldPride Copenhagen, Bøssehuset, The Tank, Scawwy Howwow Theatre, The Hudson Guild Theatre, Student Theatre at Marymount (Ivories and The Lesbian Play), and Marymount Manhattan College (a peach grows in brooklyn). They were a founding member and playwright in the inaugural CPH HOTMEAT residency with Glad Teater and House of International Theatre in Copenhagen, sponsored by International WorldPride, and a resident playwright with Scawwy Howwow Theatre in New York to develop Ivories. They graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BA Theatre Arts with a double concentration in Theatre Performance and Writing for the Stage. They are a self-proclaimed New York transplant living with their little dog and three cats, and founded Basement Light Productions where they serve as the artistic director, producing new, dynamic political and horror theatre in New York City. 


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