Charly Evon Simpson is a playwright and performer in New York City. Her plays include or what she will (FringeNYC 2012), The Women in Me (FringeArts 2013), Fish Out of Water (The Brick 2015), Happy Anniversary (Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival Semifinalist 2015), who we let in (Princess Grace Award Semifinalist), and While We Wait.  Her work has been seen, heard, and/or developed at Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Flea, The Tank, Crashbox Theater Company, Fresh Ground Pepper’s PlayGround PlayGroup, The Skeleton Rep, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and HERE. Charly is a member of the Obie Award-winning group Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theatre and The Tank’s TV Writing Group. She was a 2013-2014 Philadelphia Dramatists Center Playwright-in-Residence at Plays & Players Theatre. Charly received her A.B. with honors in Theatre Arts and Literary Arts from Brown University, holds a master’s in Women’s Studies from University of Oxford, New College, and is currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at Hunter College, studying with Annie Baker and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.