THEATRE

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THE

JACKALOPE

PLAYWRIGHTS

LAB

This eight-week writing intensive

is designed for a class of 8 writers

interested in developing new, full-length

plays through a workshop development process

and meets virtually on Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm on Zoom. 

  

COST: $200

 

UPCOMING SESSIONS:  SUMMER 2021 SESSION, dates TBA. 

 

DEADLINE: Applications are due by 11:59 pm on TBA. 

 

TO APPLY: Please send an artistic statement, resume, and 10-page writing sample to playwrightslab@jackalopetheatre.org

 

TEACHING ARTIST BIO: 

 

Calamity West (she/her) is a Chicago-based, award-winning playwright. Her plays have appeared at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Roundabout, The Goodman, Jackalope Theatre, Sideshow Theatre, Steep Theatre, and TimeLine. In 2014 Calamity was recipient of the 3Arts Award. Calamity holds a BA in dramatic writing from Webster University and an MFA in creative writing from California College of the Arts. She currently teaches playwriting and literature at Webster University, playwriting at the University of Chicago, and dramatic writing at the Chicago Dramatists. In 2018 Calamity founded the Playwrights Lab at Jackalope Theatre Company. West has moderated writers rooms at Victory Gardens, The New Colony, and through the Artist Development Workshop.  Calamity is a proud company member of Jackalope Theatre Company. West is represented by ICM Partners and managed by Industry Entertainment. You can learn more about Calamity and her work by going to calamitywest.com

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PLAYWRIGHTS

LAB

ALUMNI &

SUCCESSES

THE YOUNG ONES

BRYNNE FRAUENHOOFER

The Young Ones, written for Jackalope Playwrights Lab in the summer of 2018, went on to receive a staged reading with First Floor Theater .

LITTLESPACE, OR
THE DADDY PLAY

MARJORIE MULLER

littlespace, or the daddy play, which was developed in the Summer 2019 session, will receive its world premiere production with NoMads Art Collective in May of 2020. 

MOSQUE4MOSQUE

OMER ABBAS SALEM

Mosque4Mosque, written in the Summer 2018 Lab, was a runner up for Theatre Viscera's Queer Playwriting Contest and won the National Queer Theater's 2020 Playwriting Contest. It will receive a staged reading at the New Voices Festival.