Claire Kiechel’s plays include: Wolf Play (winner of the 2012 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival); Norway (developed at the Orchard Project); Be Careful of Words (devised with Helikon Rep); Whale Song Or: Learning to Live with Mobyphobia (FringeNYC 2011); Luxembourg (Lunar Energy Productions & AntiMatter Collective); Lethe, Kissing Ronald Reagan, Radical Methods For Radical Heartbreak, Stranger, New York I Love You, but You’re Bringing Me Down (New School for Drama). Readings and productions of her plays have been held at the Brick Theater, Theaterlab, the First Floor Theater at LaMaMa, the Kraine, and various spaces throughout the city. She has worked with Ars Nova, Clubbed Thumb, New York Stage and Film, The Exchange, and Yarn Films. She graduated from Amherst College and is currently in her third and final year of the playwriting MFA program at the New School for Drama.
Some Dark Places of the Earth Written by Claire Kiechel Directed by Brad Raimondo In an ex-pat community in Brussels, ten-year-old Bee imagines herself inside the nightly newscasts of her radio journalist father. When her mother begins an affair with the diplomat next door, Bee recruits the man’s son to help realize her fantasies. As their make-believe escalates, a new reality threatens the fragile world the two families have constructed. All shows take place at 151 Bank Street, NY NY. Tickets are FREE and can be reserved on Ticket Central (http://goo.gl/5AVwT).
My short play, Wolf Play, developed in Michael Weller’s class at the New School, is one of the six winners of the 37th Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. It will be published and distributed by Samuel French vert soon. http://oob.samuelfrench.com/index.php/2012/10/this-years-winners-a-letter-from-the-oob-festival/
Samuel French’s interview about Wolf Play: http://oob.samuelfrench.com/index.php/wolf-play-by-claire-kiechel/ Zack Calhoon’s interview with me about Whale Song: http://zackcalhoon.blogspot.com/2011/08/people-you-should-know-claire-kiechel.html Julia Levy’s interview with me at Culture Craver: http://www.culturecraver.com/craveable/entry/422026
Please contact Claire at clairekiechel[at]gmail.com for any information. Or you know, just to chat.
Buy Whale Song Or: Learning to Live with Mobyphobia on indietheaternow.com http://www.indietheaternow.com/Play/PlayDetail/174 “A moving and artful look at the loss of a loved one…complex characters and a tone that is funny and sad all at once…extremely well-written” (NYTheatre.com) “Claire Kiechel has written a strange and genuinely moving piece about one woman’s loss and how her unconventional way of grieving opens her up to healing.” (bigvisionemptywallet.com)