C. “Meaks” Meaker (they/she) is a playwright, screenwriter, and creative nonfiction essayist whose work often explores queerness, feminism, and the end of the world.
Meaker’s plays have been performed and developed across the United States, including the Kennedy Center and National New Play Network, Seattle Repertory Theatre, San Francisco Playhouse, Annex Theatre in Seattle, About Face in Chicago and Macha Monkey in Seattle. Meaker’s plays have been published with Dramatic Publishing (Buckshot) and Original Works (Chaos Theory – a play seeking order). They are a Stranger Award Genius Nominee (That’swhatshesaid), Gregory Award Outstanding New Play Nominee (The Lost Girls), and a 2017 Princess Grace semi-finalist (Made of These).
Their play That’swhatshesaid garnered international attention for using the female dialogue and stage directions of the most-produced plays in America (reported by Theatre Communications Group in American Theatre Magazine) as its inspiration and source material.
Other plays of note include: You Must Wear A Hat (Kennedy Center NNPN MFA Playwrights Workshop; Kitchen Dog Theatre New Play Festival; semi-finalist O’Neill Playwrights Conference), Tiny Thin Woman Inside (About Face Babes on Stage Reading Series), Bell at the Back of Her Throat, and Daughter of the Confederacy.
They are a former Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights’ Center, an alumna of Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Writers Group, and former Walter E. Dakin Fellow at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. They are a graduate of Knox College and received an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Iowa’s Playwrights Workshop.
They currently teach queer theater and playwriting. In their spare time, they obsessively research monster and zombie theory, DM Dungeons and Dragons, and drink a lot of tea while reading cozy mysteries.
They just launched a podcast re-watching The Walking Dead with fellow playwright Margot Connolly, Don’t Podcast Dead Inside. Listen wherever you get your podcasts!
You can buy Chaos Theory here.
Or, read the work on New Play Exchange.