Biography

Kevin Christopher Snipes

Playwright
The Chimes (2009)

Kevin Christopher Snipes is a playwright/screenwriter living in New York. His plays include A Bitter Taste, The Chimes, Small Gods, Beautiful World, Party Lights, and Hip-Skidoo. His work has been performed at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare, Bailiwick Repertory, New York Stage & Film, The Gallery Players, Moving Arts, and the Hippodrome State Theatre (Fl). His one-act Virgin Rock was published inThe Best Plays of the Riant Strawberry One-Act Festival: Volume 3. Kevin is the recipient of a 2008 Artists Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Larry Corse International Prize for Playwriting, and an Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Fellowship. He has also been a finalist for the Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship, the O'Neill Conference, Sundance Screenwriter's Lab and the Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship. He holds a MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was part of a team of writers and scientists who built Valerie, the world's first storytelling robot receptionist. As a director Kevin has staged readings of new works by playwrights Matt Schatz, Kirby Fields, and Julie Leedes. Memberships: the Public Theater's Emerging Writers Group, and the Dramatists Guild.

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SPF Diary

July 22, 2009

Rewrites
I met with Adam, the director of The Chimes to talk about rewrites:

July 20, 2009

THE CHIMES: Future Reading
The Chimes has concluded its run at SPF. But if you’d like to read more about some of the ideas,...

July 12, 2009

Cast Interviews
I took a few minutes at the closing night party tonight to ask Andy Phelan and Brian C. Johnson...

July 2, 2009

NY1 visits THE CHIMES
Frank DiLella from NY1 stopped by rehearsal today for some interviews.  Here's a clip from my...

June 1, 2009

A Historical Note
The Chimes is set in 1939 and 1940, which is a rather interesting and problematic period in United...

 

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