The Jackalope Playwrights Lab

The Jackalope Playwrights Lab is an eight-week master-class in playwriting facilitated by Jackalope Company Member Calamity West. Calamity is a Chicago-based, award-winning, Kilroys-cited playwright. In 2018 Calamity had two world-premieres including IN THE CANYON at Jackalope Theatre Company and HINTER at Steep Theatre Company. In January 2018 her play ENGINES AND INSTRUMENTS OF FLIGHT: A FANTASIA IN THREE ACTS, originally commissioned at The Goodman Theatre, had its first New York reading at The Roundabout. Another of her plays, GREETINGS FROM MOSCOW! A LOVE STORY, is currently in development at TimeLine Theatre Company’s Playwrights Collective. Additional plays by Calamity West include: GIVE IT ALL BACK (2016, Kilroy-cited); ROLLING (2016); IBSEN IS DEAD (2014); THE PEACOCK (2013, Kilroys honorable mention); THE GACY PLAY (2012); and COMMON HATRED (2012). In 2014 Calamity was recipient of the 3Arts Award. She teaches playwriting at the University of Chicago and Webster University. She is a company member of Jackalope Theatre and an artistic associate of Sideshow Theatre Company. She is represented by ICM.

WHEN: This eight-week writing intensive is designed for artists interested in developing new, full-length plays through a workshop development process, and meets on Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm at The Frontier.

COST: $225

UPCOMING SESSIONS: SPRING 2019 – May 4th through June 22nd, 2019

DEADLINE: Winter session applications are due by 11:59pm on April 22, 2019.

TO APPLY: Please send an artistic statement, resume, and 10 page writing sample to