Natalie Higdon is a screenwriter, fiction writer, and award-winning playwright living in Memphis, Tenn. She recently completed her third feature-length screenplay, “Pick Up Sidney,” bout estranged siblings Michael and Sidney, who road trip to a funeral and discover they know even less about each other than they thought. Her play, “Missed Connection,” an imagining of the current life of Greek gods in today’s world of dating apps and gluten intolerance, won 1st prize in Emerald Theatre Company’s 10-minute Play Festival. Her first play, “Missed Connection,” in which three men find that hell is other people and eternal social media notifications, was selected as a finalist for the same festival the previous year.
Natalie’s work focuses on the ridiculousness of modern life and the ennui and existential dread we all live with every day. In addition to screenwriting, she has a strong interest in short fiction and episodic series writing. Natalie is currently reading: “Severance” by Ling Ma; watching: “The Righteous Gemstones” on HBO; eagerly anticipating: “The Craft” by Zoe Lister-Jones.