BELLA is a playwright, scholar and director focusing on Science Fiction and speculative theatre. Her plays have been produced and developed at the Great Plains Theater Festival, New Perspectives Theater, The Science Fiction Theater Company, Otherworld Theatre, Lookingglass Theater (NYC), the Pittsburgh New Play Festival, The Alleyway Theatre, The Antaeus Company, Madlab Theatre, Road Less Traveled Productions, and many more. Bella has been a finalist for the Woodward/Newman Drama Award, the Heideman Prize, The Christopher Brian Wolk Award, and the Samuel French OOB Festival. Her play Speed of Light was recently produced at Quantum Dragon Theatre Company, Road Less Traveled Productions, and Otherworld Theatre. She has been a regional playwriting resident at Road Less Traveled Productions, and a teaching artist at Shea's Buffalo, The Just Buffalo Literary Center, Syracuse Stage, Horizon Theatre Company, and many others.
In addition to her playwriting, Bella also a research scholar, working on a PhD in Performance Studies at the University at Buffalo. Her ongoing research project explores robots and A.I. in performance from 1920 to the present. Other research interests include mixed reality performance, the historical avant-garde, and female playwrights. Bella holds a BFA in Acting from Boston University, an MA in Theatre from the University at Buffalo, and an MFA in Playwriting from the Iowa Playwrights' Workshop.