Brigitte Winter is a storyteller, a jewelry-maker, a convener of artists and art-lovers, and the Executive Director of Young Playwrights’ Theater, a Washington, DC nonprofit that inspires young people to realize the power of their voices through creative writing.
She holds a BFA in Theatre from UMBC, summa cum laude, a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University, and a Masters in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University. Brigitte is the proud recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award from the UMBC Alumni Association, the 2013 Outstanding Student Award from Georgetown University, and the 2012 Georgetown Social Impact Award for her commitment to creating positive social change as a writer and communicator.
In 2014, Brigitte and her partner Dustin Blottenberger co-founded No Discipline Arts Collective, an artist-led initiative committed to producing cross-disciplinary work that breaks down traditional boundaries between isolated artists and disciplines. No Discipline regularly hosts art-a-thons, artist socials, museum crawls, figure drawing classes, and pop-up shows benefiting local charities. Since August 2014, No Discipline has presented seven pop-up art events featuring 50 artists and writers and benefiting causes including the ALS Foundation, the Kristin Rita Strouse Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Young Playwrights' Theater, and Columbia Writers. You can join No Discipline on Meetup and Facebook.
Brigitte’s short fiction is featured in Columbia Writers’ 2014 Trapped Tales anthology, and the 2016 City of Weird: 30 Otherworldly Portland Tales anthology by Forest Avenue Press. Her micro fiction is published in 101Fiction, Nail Polish Stories, and Alban Lake Publishing’s November 2014 Drabble Harvest journal, Tourism on Other Worlds. Her short story More earned her an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Writers of the Future competition. All of her celebrity crushes are on authors. Stay tuned for her latest project: a pre-apocalyptic coming-of-age adventure novel.