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Basil Kreimendahl

Lecturer in Playwriting

Basil Kreimendahl’s full-length play We’re Gonna Be Okay is part of the 2017 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. He made his Humana festival debut with Remix 38 in 2014. 

His play Sidewinders won the 2013 Rella Lossy Playwright Award from the San Francisco Foundation and had its world premiere at The Cutting Ball Theater in San Francisco as part of their 2013/2014 season. Orange Julius was developed at the 2012 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and included in La Jolla Playhouse’s DNA new work series. His plays have also been developed by New York Theatre Workshop, About Face Theatre, Inkwell, Rattlestick, WordBRIDGE, The LARK, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Kreimendahl has received a Jerome Fellowship and an Arts Meets Activism grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women for theatre work with the trans community in Louisville. His work has been published by Dramatic Publishing and included in Xlibria’s Becoming: Young Ideas on Gender and Identity. His play The Cost of a Goat won a National Science Award at KCACTF in 2012.