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Courtney Seyl

Director|Playwright|Sound Designer



Courtney Seyl is a director and playwright based in New York City. They graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2017 with their B.A. in Theatre Arts and English. In the summer of 2018, they completed a 6 week training program with the Intiman Emerging Artists Program, where they focused on directing original solo work. 

In February of 2020 they premiered Act 2 of their first full length play, REVOLUTION, with FEAST Performance series. In October of 2022 it premiered at The Tank Theatre and has been nominated for seven Off-Broadway Awards. It won Best Performance in an Off-Off Broadway play.


Their play Compulsion has been produced in the Shelter 'n' Play Podcast, has been filmed for the Irondale On Women Festival, and premiered at NYWinterfest in Dec. of 2022. They are currently working on expanding Compulsion to take to Edinburgh Fringe in 2023.

As a director they have been fortunate to direct their shows REVOLUTION and Compulsion. They have also directed Something Unknown for the Strawberry One-Act Festival; assistant directed Aftershocks in NY Winterfest, directed No Exit and Laughing Wild with their company, Red Leather Theatre co; directed The Pillowman and This is Our Youth at the University of Puget Sound; Mirrors by Kailitn Gould at Teatro Latea; and the off-Broadway premiere of Little Egg, Big World by Rachel Leighson at Theatre Row.



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