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AMERICAN THEATRE | The Subtext: Callie Kimball’s Maine Occasion


Callie Kimball.

Every month on The Subtext Brian speaks with a playwright about life, writing, and no matter itches we’re scratching.

On this episode, Brian travels to Maine to go to together with his longtime good friend Callie Kimball, an award-winning, nationally commissioned and internationally produced playwright, who has a devoted monitor report of advocating for underrepresented voices. She earned her MFA below Tina Howe at Hunter School, the place she received the Rita & Burton Goldberg Playwriting Award two years in a row. Her performs have been produced and developed by theatres, faculties, and festivals throughout the nation. She’s an affiliate artist at Portland Stage Firm, an affiliate author on the Playwrights’ Heart, playwright-in-residence at Theater at Monmouth, and a former MacDowell Fellow. She received a Ludwig Vogelstein grant to analysis her play Sofonisba, which received the Clauder Gold Prize, was a finalist for the O’Neill, a semifinalist for the Princess Grace Award, and was included on The Kilroys’ Record in 2016. Kimball has taught or been a visiting visitor artist at Bates School, Bowdoin School, Colby School, Maine School of Artwork, Southern Maine Neighborhood School, Kings School London Shakespeare Centre, the ACS Worldwide Colleges in London, and Nationwide Conservatory of Dramatic Arts.

Kimball’s work ranges from historic dramas and classical variations to sociopolitical comedies and futuristic dystopian dramas. Many discover emotional violence and parasitic relationships, with characters who reside on the intersection of language and energy.

On this episode, Callie talks about her lifelong connection to the state of Maine and the way it lured her again after years of residing in Washington, D.C., and New York Metropolis. She was primarily working as an actor when an out-of-the-blue alternative to adapt a play for a significant D.C. theatre dropped onto her lap, and her work quickly started to shift from efficiency to playwriting. Following the completion of her MFA at Hunter School, she returned to her residence state in 2018, and suffered a extreme head trauma in an occasion that might redirect the trajectory of her life. Callie recounts what she will be able to keep in mind from that second, how she has recovered within the years since, and the way each her life and her apply have been compelled to alter.

This episode will also be discovered right here.

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