Kia Corthron


Kia Corthron will be the 2017 featured playwright of Chicago’s Eclipse Theatre Company, which will produce three of her plays including the world premiere of Megastasis. Her debut fiction The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter is the winner of the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. For her body of work for the stage, she has been honored with the Simon Great Plains Playwright Award, the Otto Award, the Windham Campbell Prize for Drama, the USArtists Jane Addams Fellowship, and the Lee Reynolds Award. Plays have been produced in New York by BAM, Playwrights Horizons, Ensemble Studio Theatre, NY Theatre Workshop, Atlantic, Manhattan Theatre Club, American Place; in London by the Royal Court and Donmar Warehouse; and regionally by Minneapolis’ Children’s Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Alabama Shakespeare, Yale Rep, Huntington, NY Stage & Film, Baltimore’s Center Stage, Goodman, Hartford Stage and elsewhere. Other awards/residencies: Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), Hawthornden Castle (Scotland), Bellagio Residency (Italy), Dora Maar residency (France), MacDowell Colony, Siena Art Institute Visiting Artist (Italy), McKnight National Residency, Wachtmeister Award, Columbia/Goodman Fellowship, MacLean Foundation Award, Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award, Fadiman, NEA, Kennedy Center Fund, New Professional Theatre Award, Callaway. Writers Guild and Edgar awards for The Wire. Dramatists Guild Council, Authors Guild, New Dramatists alumnus.

Role with GPTC: Responder, Instructor