Courtney Meaker’s plays have been produced and developed around Seattle for several years. Her full-length plays include Buckshot (Macha Monkey Productions), Chaos Theory – a play seeking order (Annex Theatre, upcoming publication with Original Works), and Made of These (semi-finalist for Bay Area Playwrights Festival and Seven Devils Theater Conference 2016). 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. Her play The Lost Girls will have its world premiere at Annex Theatre in October 2016.
She spent two years as a member of Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Writers Group where she developed three plays, Made of These, Candid International, and The Lost Girls. Her play Chaos Theory will be published by Original Works Publishing soon. 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 was awarded the Linda Elizabeth Karger Award for “demonstrated exceptional theatre ability” while there.
She’s currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting from University of Iowa’s Playwrights Workshop.
She probably has a crush on you.