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CLAIRE KIECHEL is a New York-based theater maker. Her plays include: PILGRIMS (upcoming production at the Gift Theatre, The Lark Playwrights' Week 2016, the Kilroys' 2016 THE LIST); LULU IS HUNGRY with composer Avi Amon at Ars Nova's ANTFEST 2016; SOME DARK PLACES OF THE EARTH at the New School for Drama. Kiechel's work has been developed or presented by Actors Theatre of Louisville, Ars Nova, Cincinnati Playhouse, the Civilians, Colt Coeur, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Fresh Ground Pepper, Hangar Theatre, Judson Church MagicTime, the Millay Colony, Naked Angels, the Orchard Project, Pipeline Theatre Company, Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival, Sewanee Writers’ Conference & 3-Legged Dog.  

She is a current member of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Obie award winning group Youngblood & an alumna of The Civilians 2015-16 R&D Group. She is a 2016 recipient of South Coast Rep’s Elizabeth George Emerging Writers Commission and a recipient of the 2017 Humana Festival Commission for the Professional Training Company at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. BA: Amherst College. MFA: New School for Drama.