Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Jackalope Theatre Company now accepting applications for The Jackalope Playwrights Lab.

The Jackalope Playwrights Lab is an eight-week master-class in playwriting facilitated by Jackalope Company Member Calamity West. Calamity is a Chicago-based, award-winning, Kilroys-cited playwright. Her play HINTER recently received its world-premiere at Steep Theatre Company in the winter of 2018. In January 2018 her play ENGINES AND INSTRUMENTS OF FLIGHT: A FANTASIA IN THREE ACTS, originally commissioned at The Goodman Theatre, had its first New York reading at The Roundabout where it continues to be developed. Her newest play IN THE CANYON is currently in development at Jackalope Theatre Company and will be given its first public reading with Sanguine Theatre Company of New York in March 2018. Another of her plays, GREETINGS FROM MOSCOW! A LOVE STORY, is currently in development at TimeLine Theatre Company’s Playwrights Collective. Additional plays by Calamity West include: GIVE IT ALL BACK (2016, Kilroy-cited); ROLLING (2016); IBSEN IS DEAD (2014); THE PEACOCK (2013, Kilroys honorable mention); THE GACY PLAY (2012); and COMMON HATRED (2012). In 2014 Calamity was recipient of the 3Arts Award. She teaches playwriting at the University of Chicago and Webster University. She is a company member of Jackalope Theatre and is represented by The Gersh Agency.

This eight-week writing intensive is designed for artists interested in developing new, full-length plays through a workshop development process, and will meet on Saturdays 10:00am-1:00pm at The Frontier from September 29th to November 17th.

Cost: $200 payable on or before September 29th.

Applications Due: 11:59pm on September 14th, 2018

To apply: Please send an artistic statement, resume, and 10 page writing sample to

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