Claire Kiechel’s plays include: Umma Lappa Soon (Colt Coeur’s 2013 Play Hotel series; Naked Angels reading); Some Dark Places of the Earth (semi-finalist, O’Neill National Playwriting Conference); St. Vitus’ Dance (finalist, Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights Workshop); Wolf Play (winner of the 2012 Samuel French Off Off Festival Short Play Festival, published by Samuel French); Norway (Crashbox Theater Company reading, developed at the 2012 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); and her adaptation of the Odyssey, Lethe (New School for Drama). Readings and productions of her plays have been held at the Brick Theater, Theaterlab, LaMaMa, the Kraine, and the Beckett Theater. She has worked in various capacities with Ars Nova, New York Stage and Film, The Exchange, and Clubbed Thumb. She has a BA from Amherst College and an MFA in playwriting from the New School for Drama.

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