Claudia Barnett
Lascassas, TN

Claudia Barnett writes experimental plays about women and history and science. Her plays, including Aglaonike’s Tiger, have been developed and performed at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, the Ingram New Works Lab, the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival, MultiStages, Stage Left Theatre, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, the Tennessee Playwrights Studio, Venus Theatre, the University of Pittsburgh Stages, Western Kentucky University, and the Women's Voices Theater Festival. She won the Andaluz Award Jury Prize from Fusion Theatre. Her collaboration with Pipeline-Collective, Outside of Here, a 12-hour play featuring three dozen performers, premiered as a live broadcast event in October 2021. Her books—I Love You Terribly: Six Plays (2012), No. 731 Degraw-street, Brooklyn, or Emily Dickinson’s Sister: a play in two acts (2015), and Witches Vanish (2021)—are published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. She teaches playwriting at Middle Tennessee State University, where she also coordinates In Process: A Creative Writing Event Series.