Claudia Barnett writes weird, experimental plays about women and history and science. Aglaonike’s Tiger, about the first female astronomer in ancient Greece, was workshopped by 5th Wall Productions in Charleston and had a lab production at the University of Pittsburgh in 2016; it premiered at Venus Theatre in 2017. Her other plays have been developed and performed at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival, MultiStages, Nashville Repertory Theatre, Stage Left Theatre, Venus Theatre, and the Women's Voices Theater Festival. She won the Andaluz Award Jury Prize from Albuquerque's Fusion Theatre for Palooka, which premiered as part of The Seven: Strange Bedfellows in 2016. She teaches playwriting at Middle Tennessee State University and is 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. Photos by Nikki McFadden.