Liba Vaynberg

Liba Vaynberg is a first generation American writer and actor. She is bilingual in English and Russian and studied Molecular Biology & International Studies at Yale. She is the recipient of the inaugural commission at Rattlestick with CBE, and her play Round Table will be receiving a world premiere this Fall at 59E59 with Fault Line Theatre. Other plays include Scheiss Book which 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. Scheiss Book was also produced by Dixon Place, Wild Project (with Wheelhouse Theater Company) and Stonewall Inn. She is working on a sequel Queen’s Quest that was a 2018 SPACE on RYDER FARM finalist. She is currently collaborating with Dina Vovsi on a new commission about the Brighton Beach Community through the Five Boroughs 1 City Initiative with Working Theater. Her play The Oxford Comma received an educational premiere 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. As a performer, she has recurred on New Amsterdam (NBC), Madam Secretary (CBS) and has appeared on Billy & Billie (DirecTV) and The Deuce (HBO). New York acting highlights include Black Milk at Classic Stage Company, Bekah Brunstetter’s Oregon Trail with Fault Line Theatre, Novaya Zemlya at HERE, and Golem of Havana at La Mama. Regionally, she has worked at Yale, Williamstown Theater Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre, Penguin Rep and Miami New Drama.