Hilary Bettis is a Brooklyn-based writer who works in TV, film, and theater.
She was nominated for a 2018 Writer’s Guild of America Award for her work on the Emmy-nominated series “The Americans” on FX, which she wrote on for the final two seasons. She is a 2015 graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwright Fellowship at The Juilliard School and a Sundance Episodic TV lab alum. Bettis has received fellowships, workshops, and residencies at the Roundabout, Alley All New Festival, Orlando Shakes PlayFest, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, New York Theatre Workshop, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Foundation for the Arts, The Lark, NNPN’s National Showcase of New Plays, and New Georges. She has had plays recognized by The Kilroys every year since its inception.
Bettis is a member of the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group at Primary Stages, Ensemble Studio Theater, a Usual Suspect at NYTW, and an Affiliated Artist at New Georges. The Ghosts of Lote Bravo received a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere at the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, MO and at Borderlands Theater in Tucson, Arizona. Her play Alligator was produced Off-Broadway with New Georges and The Sol Project and was nominated for a 2017 Drama Desk for Outstanding Music in a Play. Queen of Basel, a bilingual adaptation of Miss Julie commissioned by Miami New Drama and featured in last year’s Alley All New Festival, was produced at Miami New Drama in April 2018 to critical acclaim and will receive its world premiere at Studio Theatre in D.C. in March 2019.
As a screenwriter, Bettis has written and produced two short films, “B’Hurst” and “The Iron Warehouse,” which have screened at film festivals across the globe and her directorial debut short, “Amarillo by Morning,” is currently in post-production. She has developed TV projects with NBCUniversal, FOX 21, Citizen Media, and she is currently adapting the Colombian hit-series “La Niña” for FX. www.HilaryBettisWriter.com