- Claudia Haas
Claudia Haas focuses on theatre for young audiences and intergenerational audiences. She seesaws between characters in their teens and roles for “fine-wine actresses.” She was a National Playwright’s Conference semifinalist for her 9/11 play Making Some Noise. Her plays have seen more than 1,100 productions in all 50 states as well as on five continents. Her youth plays have been developed through the Bonderman Symposium (now called “Write Now”), Purple Crayon Players at Northwestern University, AATE’s Playwrights in Our Schools program and the Old Miner’s Children’s Playwriting Contest at Utah Valley University. Her adult plays have been workshopped with the William Inge Theater Festival, Workhouse Theatre, Little Lifeboats Theatre and Theatre Pro Rata. Honors include winner of the Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award, Anna Zornio Children’s Theatre Playwriting Competition, AATE’s Unpublished Play Reading Project, University of Central Missouri’s Theatre for Young Audiences Playwriting Competition, East Valley Children’s Theatre Aspiring Playwrights, Jackie White Memorial National Playwriting Contest and others. Fifty of her plays are published. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, the Playwrights’ Center of Minneapolis and AATE.