Courtney Meaker’s plays have been performed and developed across the United States, including the Kennedy Center and National New Play Network, Seattle Repertory Theatre, San Francisco Playhouse, Annex Theatre, About Face Theatre, Macha Monkey Theatre, and the Sewanee Writers Conference. Her plays have been published with Dramatic Publishing (Buckshot) and Original Works (Chaos Theory – a play seeking order). She’s a Stranger Award Genius Nominee (That’swhatshesaid), Gregory Award Outstanding New Play Nominee (The Lost Girls), and a 2017 Princess Grace semi-finalist (Made of These).
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.
Other plays of note include: You Must Wear A Hat (Kennedy Center in association with NNPN MFA Playwrights Workshop), Tiny Thin Woman Inside (About Face Babes on Stage Reading Series), and Made of These (Kitchen Dog New Works Festival Finalist 2017).
She’s an alumna of Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Writers Group and Walter E. Dakin Fellow at the 2017 Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She’s a graduate of Knox College with a BA in Creative Writing and Theatre. She received her MFA in Playwriting from University of Iowa’s Playwrights Workshop and was a 2019-20 Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights Center.