Seagulls at Octagon Theatre Bolton

Seagulls will receive its regional world premiere at the Octagon Theatre Bolton in association with Middle Child Theatre.

Get tickets and find out more here!

Killed A Man (Joking) with First Floor Theater and The Sound


Beth’s new play Killed a Man (Joking) will receive a workshop with First Floor Theater in collaboration with The Sound. Get tickets here.

Seagulls at Steppenwolf LookOut

Beth’s musical Seagulls will receive a limited workshop run presented by The Sound as part of Steppenwolf’s LookOut series! Performances are July 11th, 12th, and 13th. Tickets are on sale here.

All-One! with The Passage Theatre


Beth is currently under commission with The Passage Theatre. Her play All-One! The Dr. Bronner’s Play will be directed by Sammy Zeisel.

Lunar Colony… in Moon Plays


Beth’s short play Lunar Colony 1A117+, 1500 Earth Time was part of The Neighborhood’s Moon Plays festival.

Red Bowl in the Chicago Reader

Red Bowl at the Jeffs was chosen as one of the Chicago Reader’s “Ten Shows of 2018 Our Critics Won’t Soon Forget.” Check it out here!

Ninety-Nine with Broken Nose Theatre

Beth’s play Ninety-Nine will be workshopped by Broken Nose Theatre in 2019. Stay tuned for more updates!

BIG SALAD with Means of Productions

Beth's sketch BIG SALAD was produced by Means of Productions. It was directed by Sammy Zeisel. Watch it here!

Bechdel Fest 6: Revolution

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Beth's new play Occupy Gambier will be part of Broken Nose Theatre's sixth annual Bechdel Fest, which will be presented as part of Steppenwolf's summer LookOut series, July 29th-31st. It will be directed by Brian Balcom. Get tickets here!

Praise for Clearing

Photo by Layne Dixon

Photo by Layne Dixon

This is a very funny play; Hyland is adept not only at creating clear and strong characters but at writing humor. But through all of the laughing the play’s serious message is what remains...
— Karen Topham, Chicago Onstage
It’s this kind of tongue-in-cheek yet honest portrayal of Millennial yogis that makes this production so enticing, and Beth Hyland’s script so smart.
— Nate Hall, Picture This Post

Clearing with Commission Theatre


The world premiere of Clearing opens June 8th. Get your tickets here!


Praise for Red Bowl at the Jeffs

Photo by Montana Bruns

Photo by Montana Bruns

Playwright Beth Hyland [is] a clear talent to watch...she is to be commended for her hilarious, authentic, and unflinching look into the world of small-time theatre companies.
— Brent Ervin-Eickhoff, Picture This Post
There’s something wonderfully firsthand about this brilliant new work from playwright Beth Hyland...Red Bowl is humble Chicago theater at its finest.
— Max Maller, Chicago Reader
Much credit should be given to Hyland, whose gifts as a writer of grounded characters within high concept, meta-tinged scenarios are ear-catching and praiseworthy.
— Kevin Greene, NewCity Stage (Highly Recommended)
This very funny play is also a powerful one...Hyland’s script is artful and carefully crafted.
— Karen Topham, Chicago Onstage (Four Stars)
Fair warning: if you’re in theater, you won’t escape from seeing (and laughing at) the hauntingly precise portrayals of yourself or your friends on stage.
— Bec Willett, PerformInk (Recommended)

Red Bowl at the Jeffs Opening Soon


Beth's new play Red Bowl at the Jeffs opens March 30th! Tickets and more information are available here.

Casting Announced for Red Bowl at the Jeffs


Casting was announced for Beth's new play, Red Bowl at the Jeffs, which will be produced by The Sound. Check out the press release here. Beth's new play, Red Bowl at the Jeffs, opens March 30th. Get tickets here.


Clearing World Premiere


Clearing will receive its first production with Commission Theatre in June, 2018. More details to come!


@ Will Festival 


Beth's short play Now More Than Ever was featured as part of Commission's @ Will festival. 

Bat Fest 2017


Beth's play Stevie & Stevie & Dorothy was part of Rabid Bat Theatricals' Bat Fest 2017.


Clearing Workshop with Commission Theatre

Image designed by Charlotte Thomas

Image designed by Charlotte Thomas

Beth's new play Clearing will receive a reading with Commission Theatre on Saturday, March 11th. Find out more about Commission here.

Reviews of For Annie at The Hearth

Check out some reviews of The Hearth's production of For Annie here and here!

For Annie at The Hearth


The Hearth's production of For Annie will open December 9th at Lucid Body House in New York.
Buy tickets here. 

Beth at I Interview Playwrights 

Check out Beth's interview with Adam Szymkowicz here!

Clearing at Actors Theatre of Louisville

Beth's new play, Clearing, received a reading at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. It was directed by Sammy Zesiel. 

For Annie in New York

For Annie will receive its second production with The Hearth in New York City this winter.

Click here to learn more!

Reviews of For Annie

What playwright Beth Hyland does so well is present For Annie with an authentic lens...thanks to Hyland’s genuine voice and a terrific cast, it’s as entertaining as [it] can possibly be, with an ending that’s still haunting me a day later. See it.
— Lauren Whalen, Chicago Theater Beat
For Annie,” the engrossing new play by Beth Hyland under Rebecca Willingham’s direction, currently receiving its all-too-short world premiere run with The Sound, takes the sadly well-weathered textbook of domestic abuse and translates it into the poetry of everyday life.
— Kevin Greene, Newcity Stage


Beth's play For Annie will be produced by The Sound at The Edge Theatre from August 26th-September 4th. 

Buy tickets here.

Check out the press release here. 

Learn more about The Sound here.

Beth's short play Cloudgate is part of 20% Theatre's Snapshots festival.

Check out the other plays and buy tickets here

Drekfest 2016

Beth's short play The Chicago Style, Or, Once A Woman Left Me, Then I Found A Different Woman is a finalist in Stage Left Theatre's Drekfest, a national competition for the worst 10-minute plays.

More info and tickets available here

Golden Mountain at The Crowd Theatre

Beth's short play Best Actress in a Play was part of the Golden Mountain Variety Show at The Crowd Theatre.

Potluck Variety Hour

Beth's piece Give Me A Hand will be part of Potluck's May performance this weekend!
Check Potluck out here. 

Plays for One

Beth will be performing her piece Ophelia, Tuesday, 9PM at the Plays for One festival this Saturday. 

Seagulls News and Reviews

Check out this lovely review of Seagulls by Chicago Critic's Jacob Davis:

Seagulls is a sharp jab to the heart...I certainly hope some enterprising company targeting a young audience is wise enough to pick it up.
— Jacob Davis, Chicago Critic

Seagulls closes Saturday, July 18th at the Den Theatre.