Keyanna Khatiblou
Affiliated Writer
Chicago, IL

Keyanna Khatiblou (she/her) likes dark comedies with good roles for women and frequently writes about queer female friendships, mental health, and the Iranian diaspora. She's been published by Samuel French, produced Off-Broadway as part of Theatre Masters National MFA Playwrights Festival, and was recently a finalist for the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. Her plays have been developed with Chicago companies including Theater on the Lake, the New Colony, About Face Youth Theater, Prop Thtr, the Jackalope Playwright's Lab, and the Chicago Women's Theater Alliance. She has been produced and commissioned three times by the Evanston Children's Theater to write female-focused adaptations of classic fairy tales and myths. Keyanna was selected for the Television Academy Foundation Internship Program and spent the summer of 2019 as an original programming development intern at Starz. MFA: Northwestern University.