Liba Vaynberg is a first generation American writer and actor. Here are some of her plays and her prose.
Bilingual in English and Russian, she studied Molecular Biology & International Studies at Yale before receiving her MFA at Columbia. Her play, THE GETT: A YOUNG WIFE'S TALE, was the inaugural commission at Rattlestick with CBE and a 2021 Princess Grace Semi-Finalist. Her play ROUND TABLE premiered at 59E59 (Times Square Chronicles 10 Best Plays of 2019) and was reprised at Tierra Del Sol. Her first play SCHEISS BOOK premiered at the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row where it won Best One-Woman Show as well as the Backstage Magazine Audience Choice Award, and was reprised by Dixon Place, Wild Project (with Wheelhouse) and Stonewall Inn.
She is currently a member of the CIVILIANS R&D 2021-2022 Group and collaborating with Dina Vovsi on a commission about Brighton Beach with Working Theater. Other projects include QUEEN'S QUEST, a 2018 SPACE on RYDER FARM finalist and LABA Humor Fellowship selection that was performed with United Solo in 2020. Her plays THE OXFORD COMMA and MIRIAM received educational premieres at Xavier University. Her play with Emily Louise Perkins, THE RUSSIAN & THE JEW, was the recipient of a COJECO BluePrint Fellowship and was produced by the Tank, and her audio play CONTRITION was produced by Refracted Theater Co.
She has been published by the LABA JOURNAL and contributes to LILITH MAGAZINE and CANVAS COMPENDIUM.
As an actor, she specializes in the development of new work, off-Broadway and regionally. Full credits here.She is also the co-founder of ANNA & KITTY, INC., a non-profit devoted to female leadership in and through the arts.