Claire Chafee

Alex the Intern is fed tidbits of poetry and playwriting by Claire Chafee.

Claire Chafee

’s play, Why We Have a Body, had its world premiere at Magic Theatre and went on to be produced Off-Broadway at the Judith Anderson Theatre by Women’s Project.

It has been produced in numerous theatres around the country including Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Minneapolis, Dallas, Chicago, Florida and South Carolina as well as in Vancouver, Canada and Perth, Australia. Other plays include Even Among These Rocks, also produced at Magic, Darwin’s Finches, produced by Encore Theatre at The Thick House, Five Women on a Hill In Spain at the Minneapolis Fringe Festival and The Greene Theatre, Emerson, Boston and Whisper from the Book of Etiquette at New Georges, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival and New York Stage and Screen at Vassar. Her awards include a Drama-Logue Award, the Bay Area Critics’ Circle Award, a Princess Grace Special Projects Award, and the Oppenheimer Award from New York Newsday for Best Emerging Playwright. Her work has been published by Penguin Books, Smith & Kraus (Women Playwrights: The Best Plays of 1993), Alexandra Street Press, an online collection for scholarly research, and in the literary journals NuMuse and ZYZZYVA. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild, and holds an MFA from Brown University and an EdM in arts education from Harvard University. She teaches graduate creative writing at California College of the Arts (CCA).