Renee Calarco

Renee Calarco lives and works in Washington, D.C. Her play Short Order Stories received the 2007 Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play. Other plays include The Religion Thing (2012 Helen Hayes Recommended), Keepers of the Western Door, The Mating of Angela Weiss, Bleed, and If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (commissioned by Adventure Theatre in 2011). Her 10-minute play Warriors was published by One Act Depot in 2010. Other short plays include Semper Fidelis, Pounds Aweigh, and First Stop: Niagara Falls. Renee is an Artistic Associate with First Draft/Charter Theater, the Program Coordinator for Naked Ladies Lunch, and a proud member of both D.C. Area Playwrights and The Dramatists Guild of America. She teaches playwrighting at George Washington University and improvisational comedy at The Theatre Lab, and is a licensed professional tour guide. Visit

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