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Star Finch

Resident Playwright

Star Finch (she/her) is a homegrown San Franciscan trying her best to hold ground amidst the erasure of gentrification. She is currently the Mellon Foundation Playwright in Residence at Campo Santo and Crowded Fire Theater. She’s also an alumni of the Resident Playwrights Program (2018-2022) at Playwrights Foundation. In July 2023, she received an inaugural Playwrights Foundation Launch Award recognizing her career’s dynamic liftoff in the Bay Area.

Finch’s plays include H.O.M.E. [Hookers on Mars Eventually] and BONDAGE (Relentless Award honorable mention). Her multidisciplinary collaborations include Campo Santo’s ETHOS DE MASQUERADE (with Global Street Dance Masquerade) and Crowded Fire’s DEATH BECOME LIFE (with Ensemble Mik Nawooj and AXIS Dance Company). Her recent play, JOSEPHINE’S FEAST, premiered at the Magic Theatre and was co-produced by Campo Santo.

Her play BONDAGE is available via Broadway Play Publishing Inc, and had its regional premiere in 2023 at the Undermain Theatre in Dallas, TX.

CFT Credits

Playwright: Death Become Life: Banish Darkness (2018), 2019 Matchbox Reading Series (Shipping & Handling), 2023 Matchbox Reading Series (Return to Sender), Shipping & Handling (2024)

2017-2019, 2021-2023 Resilience & Development (R&D) Lab

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