Callie KimballCore 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."