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Katie Kirk

Katie Kirk is a playwright & screenwriter originally from Northwest Indiana. Most recently, their full-length feature screenplay THE THALLIUM MURDERS won a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of the 2024 Sloan-CMU Script Competition for the Public Understanding of Science and Technology. Katie’s also a finalist for ABC Signature’s Emerging Playwright Initiative. Full-length plays include THE NINTH ANNUAL HEMLOCK AVENUE BARBECUE (Carnegie Mellon New Works), EGGMAN (Mary Marlin Fisher Playwriting Award), and CENTRIPETAL FORCE (NormalAve NAPSeries semifinalist, 2023). Katie’s short plays have been adapted for the screen and published by Concord Theatricals/Samuel French. Their work's been staged or developed with organizations including Theater Masters, Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, the University of Kentucky, Kentucky Theatre Association, and The PlayGround Experiment, among others. BA & MA, English — University of Kentucky. MFA, Dramatic Writing — Carnegie Mellon University.

SLOAN-AWARDED FILMS

2024