CLAIRE KIECHEL is a New York-based theater maker. Her plays include: PILGRIMS (Youngblood Bloodworks & Pipeline Theatre Company readings; finalist for the 2016 O’Neill Theatre Conference & the Leah Ryan Fund); LULU IS HUNGRY (Ars Nova ANTFEST 2016; Fresh Ground Pepper workshop); SOME DARK PLACES OF THE EARTH (New School for Drama; semi-finalist for the Princess Grace Award & the O’Neill). Her work has been produced or developed by Ars Nova, the Civilians, Colt Coeur, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Fresh Ground Pepper, 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 Playlab 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.