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Katherine Gwynn

Katherine Gwynn (they/them) is a non-binary CODA playwright who writes at the intersections of violence and tenderness.

Katherine Gwynn (they/them) is a non-binary woman, CODA, and Chicago playwright who writes at the intersections of gender, queerness, disability, faith, violence, and tenderness. Gwynn is the winner of the 2022 UCROSS + The Blank Theatre – Future of Playwriting Prize and a current 2023 Venturous Fellowship Nominee. Gwynn also won the 2015 Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award and Second Place for the EMOS Ecodrama Playwrights festival 2022. Their work has been developed and produced by Flint Rep, Jackalope Theatre, The New Coordinates, The Great Plains Theatre Conference, the Terra Femina Collective, Commission Theatre, The Fishtank, and Rockhurst University. They were a 2021 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Finalist and 2x Semi Finalist, 2021 Playwrights Realm Scratchpad Series Finalist, a 2x Bay Area Playwrights Festival Finalist and 4x Semi-Finalist, a 2020 Parity Productions Commission Finalist, a 2020 Story Theatre Resident Playwright Semi-Finalist, a 2019 Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship Semi-Finalist, a 2x Ashland Play Festival Semi-Finalist, a 2x New Works Festival at Kitchen Dog Theater Finalist, a 2019 LezPlay Finalist, and a 2x invited Submission for the Humana Festival of New American Plays.

Three wolves walk in a line through the snow on a bright day.
On Wolves, Queer and Trans Life, and American Fascism

On Wolves, Queer and Trans Life, and American Fascism

28 June 2023

Katherine Gwynn writes about the intersection of queerness and the environment, attending closely to the way that wolf watching in Yellowstone National Park informs their play An American Animal.