Naomi’s latest feature FLYING BLIND, which she co-wrote with Bruce Mcleod premièred at the Edinburgh film festival to great reviews in June 2012 and was released in cinemas on the 12th April 2013. Showtime have since bought the US distribution rights.
Naomi’s new play THE LIQUID PLAIN premieres at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in July 2013.
Naomi’s plays have been produced in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. She is currently writing new plays for the Public Theatre, various French theatres and a libretto for Kristin Norderval.
Her major plays include One Flea Spare, In the Heart of America, Slaughter City, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Things of Dry Hours, The Fever Chart: Three Short Visions of the Middle East and And I And Silence.
Her work has received the Windham Campbell Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the Kesselring Prize, the Fellowship of Southern Writers Drama Award, and an Obie. She is also a recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. Her award-winning film Lawn Dogs is available on DVD. Her last film, The War Boys, co-written with Bruce Mcleod, was released in 2010.
In 2009 One Flea Spare was incorporated into the permanent répertoire of the French National Theatre, La Comédie Francaise. It will be produced by La Comédie in 2012. Wallace is the only living American playwright to enter the répetoire. Only two American Playwrights have ever been added to La Comédie’s repertoire in 300 years, the other being Tennessee Williams.