Francine Volpe is a Brooklyn-based screenwriter and playwright. Her writing credits include THEM: Covenant (Amazon), THE FIRST (Hulu) and P-VALLEY (Starz). Her original series, TARA LYNCH is in development with Topic Studios.
Her play, THE GOOD MOTHER was directed by Scott Elliot and featured Gretchen Mol. The play was the finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Francine is the winner of the 2016 McKnight National Playwright Residency and her play, SUPINE BUTTERFLY was commissioned by The New Group. In 2013 she was the inaugural winner of the Lanford Wilson Prize in Playwriting. Other plays include THE GIVEN (also finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize) and LATE FRAGMENT (both directed by Michael Imperioli). She has had work produced and/or developed at Arena Stage, ACT, Rattlestick, SoHo Rep and The New Company in London.
Francine received her B.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She was later the recipient of a two-year Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwriting Fellowship at The Juilliard School where she studied with Marsha Norman and Christopher Durang.
She has taught screenwriting, playwriting and television writing at NYU and Sarah Lawrence College.