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Basil Kreimendahl

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Core Apprentices 2012 //  Jerome Fellowships 2013 //  McKnight Advancement Grants 2014   

Basil Kreimendahl’s play Sidewinders won the Rella Lossy Playwright’s Award from the San Francisco Foundation and had its world premiere at The Cutting Ball Theater in San Francisco as part of their 2013/2014 season, Orange Julius was developed at the 2012 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and included in La Jolla Playhouse’s DNA new work series. Basil was commission by Actors Theatre of Louisville for Remix 38 in the 2014 Humana Festival of New Plays. Basil’s plays have also been developed by New York Theatre Workshop, About Face Theatre, Inkwell, Rattlestick, WordBRIDGE, The LARK, and The Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Basil was a recent Jerome Fellow and a recipient of an Arts Meets Activism grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women for theatre work with the trans community in Louisville. Basil has taught playwriting to elementary, high school and college students, founded and ran a playwrights group for queer youth in Louisville called Out On The Edge, and is the Provost’s Visiting Writer at the University of Iowa 2013/2014. Basil’s work has been published by Dramatic Publishing and included in Xlibria’s Becoming:  Young  Ideas  on  Gender  and  Identity. The  Cost of a Goat won a National Science Award at KCACTF in 2012. MFA University of Iowa, 2013.

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