Isley Lynn

Come To Where I'm From



It’s about moving, to new towns and new countries and new ways of life, and what is lost when we move on.


Isley Lynn is a USA-born UK-based playwright and poet. Her critically acclaimed debut play Lean enjoyed an extended run at the Tristan Bates Theatre (2013). In 2014 her play SLEIGHT OF HAND was performed as part of BAREtruth Theatre's Little Stitches at Theatre503, Arcola theatre, and Gate theatre. The following year TETHER premiered at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2016 her European debut SIE UND WIR was produced in German at Werk X, Vienna. Her latest play SKIN A CAT debuted at The Vault Festival in London, where it won ‘Pick of the Year’. It transfers to The Bunker on 12th October as the new London venue’s opening production.


Amongst other work her monologue WHAT'S SO SPECIAL was performed as part of The Get Out at The Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs in 2014. She was the 2014 Script6 winner at The Space with Bright Nights, was twice-named Champion of Literary Death Match (Norfolk and Norwich Festival and The Book Club, London), won first place for two Editor's Briefs (IdeasTap) with the poems SWEETBREAD and THE BODY but hides the heart, and received Special Commendation from the 2012 Soho Young Writers Award for Lomography.