Renee Calarco-1 


Renee Calarco is a Washington, D.C.-based playwright and lyricist.

Her plays include Christmas at Grossinger’s, Museum 2040 (The Kilroys List 2020), Bleed (Final 30, Samuel French OOB Festival, 2016), G-d’s Honest Truth (Winner, 2014 Jewish Playwriting Contest), The Religion Thing (2013 nominee for the Charles MacArthur Award-Outstanding New Play), Short Order Stories (2007 winner-Charles MacArthur Award), #solestories, The Kids’ Table: a new musical, The 12 Days of Christmas, and others. Her plays have been commissioned, produced, or developed by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Theater J, The Welders, 4615 Theater Company, Charter Theater, Geva Theatre, Project Y, The Theatre Lab, Pinky Swear Productions, Adventure Theatre, Doorway Arts Ensemble, The Jewish Plays Project, Venus Theatre, and the Source Theatre Festival. She was a 2018 playwright-in-residence at Serenbe Playhouse.

Renee’s a founding member of The Welders (2016 winner of the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company) and is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.and others.