CLAIRE KIECHEL is a New York-based theater maker. Her plays include: PILGRIMS (upcoming production at the Gift Theatre in Chicago; the Kilroys' 2016 THE LIST; finalist for the 2016 O’Neill Theatre Conference & the Leah Ryan Fund); LULU IS HUNGRY with composer Avi Amon (ANTFEST 2016); SOME DARK PLACES OF THE EARTH (New School for Drama); WOLF PLAY (winner of the 2012 OOB Short Play Festival, published by Samuel French). Her work has been developed or presented by Ars Nova, Cincinnati Playhouse, the Civilians, Colt Coeur, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Fresh Ground Pepper, Hangar Theatre, Judson Church MagicTime, Lark Play Development Center, 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, Fresh Ground Pepper Playgroup & Pipeline PlayLab. She is a 2016 recipient of South Coast Rep’s Elizabeth George Emerging Writers Commission. BA: Amherst College. MFA: New School for Drama.