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 on Saturdays 10:00 am-2:00 pm at The Frontier.
UPCOMING SESSIONS: SPRING 2020 SESSION has been rescheduled to run May 9th through June 27th.
DEADLINE: Applications are due by 11:59 pm on April 17th!
TO APPLY: Please send an artistic statement, resume, and 10-page writing sample to
TEACHING ARTIST BIOS:
Calamity West is a Chicago-based, award-winning playwright. Her plays have appeared at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Roundabout, The Goodman, Jackalope Theatre, Steep Theatre, Sideshow Theatre, and TimeLine. In 2014 Calamity was recipient of the 3Arts Award. She teaches playwriting at the University of Chicago and Webster University, is a company member at Jackalope Theatre Company and an artistic associate of Sideshow Theatre Company. Calamity holds a BA in dramatic writing from Webster University and an MFA in creative writing from California College of the Arts. She is represented by ICM Partners. Additional plays by Calamity include: THE RETRIBUTION PLAY (2019); CHRISTMAS AT HOME (2019); GREETINGS FROM MOSCOW! A LOVE STORY (2018); IN THE CANYON (2018); HINTER (2018); ENGINES AND INSTRUMENTS OF FLIGHT (2016); GIVE IT ALL BACK (2016); ROLLING (2016); IBSEN IS DEAD (2014); THE PEACOCK (2013); and THE GACY PLAY (2012).
PLAYWRIGHTS LAB ALUMNI & SUCCESSES
THE YOUNG ONES
The Young Ones, written for Jackalope Playwrights Lab in the summer of 2018, went on to receive a staged reading with First Floor Theater .
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.
THE DADDY PLAY
littlespace, or the daddy play, which was developed in Summer 2019 session, will receive its world premiere production with NoMads Art Collective in May of 2020.