Claudia Barnett writes experimental plays about women and history and science. She’s currently at work on a new project—Kingdom (a Play about Snow White and Climate Change)—as a Tennessee Playwrights Studio Fellow. Her plays have been developed and performed at 5th Wall Productions, the Great Plains Theatre Conference, the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival, MultiStages, Nashville Repertory Theatre, the University of Pittsburgh Stages, Stage Left Theatre, and the Women's Voices Theater Festival. Aglaonike’s Tiger, about the first female astronomer in ancient Greece, premiered at Venus Theatre in 2017. Palooka won the Andaluz Award Jury Prize from Albuquerque's Fusion Theatre in 2016. She’s a professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University and the author of I Love You Terribly: Six Plays (2012) and No. 731 Degraw-street, Brooklyn, or Emily Dickinson’s Sister: A Play in Two Acts (2015), both published by Carnegie Mellon University Press.
An interview in The Dramatist July/August 2012. Photo by Nikki McFadden.