Claire Chafee

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Claire Chafee’s works include Whisper from the Book of Etiquette, Darwin’s Finches, Why We Have a Body, Even Among These Rocks and Five Women on a Hill in Spain. Her work has been produced at Magic Theatre in San Francisco, the off-Broadway Judith Anderson Theatre, and in numerous theaters around the country. She recently won the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award for her latest play "FULL/SELF". Other awards include a Drama-Logue Award, the Bay Area Critics’ Circle Award, and the Oppenheimer Award in New York for Best Emerging Playwright. Her work has been published by Penguin Books, Smith & Kraus (Women Playwrights: The Best Plays of 1993), Alexandra Street Press, and the literary journals NuMuse and ZYZZYVA. Chafee holds an MFA from Brown University and earned her EdM in arts education from Harvard University.


BA, Oberlin College; MFA, Brown University; MEd, Harvard University