Courtney Meaker’s full-length plays include Buckshot (Macha Monkey Productions), Chaos Theory – a play seeking order (Annex Theatre, published with Original Works), Made of These (semi-finalist for Bay Area Playwrights Festival and Seven Devils Theater Conference 2016), The Lost Girls (Annex Theatre), and Candid International. Recently, her play That’swhatshesaid (Stranger Genius Award Nominee) garnered international attention for using the female dialogue and stage directions of the most-produced plays in America (reported by Theatre Communications Group in American Theatre Magazine) as its inspiration and source material.
She’s an alumna of Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Writers Group where she developed three plays over two years. She’s collaborated on shorter projects (ten-minute plays and one acts) with Playing in Progress, Infinity Box Theatre Projects, Theater Schmeater, Annex Theatre, and 14/48 The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival. She was the co-writer on the second season of the locally produced, award-winning webseries WRECKED (Honey Toad Studios).
Her non-playwriting work has also garnered interest. Her essay, “Walking While Fat and Female – Or, Why I Don’t Care Not All Men Are Like That” was republished at xojane.com and TheHuffingtonPost.com in 2014. And her short story, “Etymology,” was a finalist for the Naked Girls Reading Literary Award in 2011. She was a Theatre Contributor for TheSunbreak.com, a Seattle arts blog, from the summer 2012 until its hiatus/hibernation in 2013.
She’s a graduate of Knox College with a degree in Creative Writing and Theatre and she’s currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting from University of Iowa’s Playwrights Workshop.
She probably has a crush on you.