Basil Kreimendahl at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

Playwright

Basil Kreimendahl is a resident playwright at New Dramatists. He is a working-class, transgender artist, who’s work often explores the intersection of language, class, gender and sexuality. He is currently in development with FX and A24. His plays have won several awards, including the Rella Lossy Playwright Award and a National Science Award from the Kennedy Center. Basil Kreimendahl has been commissioned by Yale Rep., Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s American Revolutions Program, and by Actors Theatre of Louisville. We’re Gonna Be Okay had its world premiere at the 2017 Humana Festival. Basil's play Orange Julius was developed at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and had its New York premiere at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, in a co-production with P73. Basil’s plays have also been produced or developed by New York Theatre Workshop, American Theater Company, Victory Gardens Theater, Ryder Farm, The Lark, La Jolla Playhouse, and Labyrinth Theater Company among others around the country. Basil has been a McKnight Fellow, Minneapolis Playwrights’ Center and a Jerome Fellow. He’s received an Art Meets Activism Grant for work with the trans community in Kentucky. Basil’s work has been published by Dramatic Publishing and HowlRound. He received his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa in 2013.

Theatre

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