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Callie Kimball

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Core Apprentices 2012   

Callie Kimball just graduated in the very first class of the new Playwriting M.F.A. at Hunter College, run by Tina Howe and Mark Bly. She has received a MacDowell Fellowship and a Ludwig Vogelstein grant, was a finalist for the Clubbed Thumb Biennial Award, and twice won the Rita & Burton Goldberg Prize at Hunter College. Her full-length plays have been produced, read, or developed at Washington Shakespeare Company, Project Y Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Electric Pear Productions, Lunar Energy Productions, and the Capital Fringe Festival. She founded the playwriting group Lizard Claw, and also the women's playmaking collective DC Dollies & The Rocket Bitch Revue.

"My plays frequently explore dark subjects such as parasitic relationships, emotional violence, and organized aggression. I like to set up collisions between characters who have run out of words and characters who have too many of them. I also enjoy writing plays that are adapted from or inspired by literary works—they're especially useful as a lens through which to examine topical and political issues."

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