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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Through HowlRound and the Mellon Foundation National Playwright Residency Program, Basil Kreimendahl will be Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's playwright in-residency.
Faithfully depicting the intricacies of the trans experience is the goal of trans playwright Basil Kreimendahl, whose play Orange Julius is currently running at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (Jan. 10-Feb. 12). Basil Kreimendahl’s We’re Gonna Be Okay (Aug. 7, 2018-Sept. 9, 2018), will follow.
Actors Theatre of Louisville has announced the lineup for its 2017 Humana Festival of New American Plays, which includes We’re Gonna Be Okay by Basil Kreimendahl. The comedy takes place during the Cuban Missile Crisis, when two American families build a slapdash bomb shelter on their shared property line.