Kimberly Belflower

Kimberly Belflower

Kimberly Belflower is a playwright and educator originally from a small town in Appalachian Georgia. Her play, Lost Girl, is published by Samuel French and won the 2018 Kennedy Center Darrell Ayers National Playwriting Award. Her other plays include John Proctor is the Villain (2019 Kilroys List), Gondal, Teen Girl FANtasies, and The Sky Game, which have been commissioned, produced, and developed by Ojai...
Kimberly Belflower is a playwright and educator originally from a small town in Appalachian Georgia. Her play, Lost Girl, is published by Samuel French and won the 2018 Kennedy Center Darrell Ayers National Playwriting Award. Her other plays include John Proctor is the Villain (2019 Kilroys List), Gondal, Teen Girl FANtasies, and The Sky Game, which have been commissioned, produced, and developed by Ojai Playwrights Conference, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Farm Theatre, We the Women Collective, Peppercorn Theatre, Less Than Rent Theatre, Cohen New Works Festival, as well as many colleges and universities across the country. Kimberly has also worked as a writer and narrative lead for Meow Wolf, Santa Fe's celebrated immersive arts company, and is currently a Playwriting Fellow at Emory University. She proudly holds an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Plays

  • John Proctor is the Villain
    In present day Appalachian Georgia, a high school class explores the seminal American classic, The Crucible. As scandal swirls in their community and old heroes are unmasked, the English assignment becomes uncomfortably relevant for the students. The line between witch and heroine blurs in this post-Me Too examination of power, love, and sex education.
  • Lost Girl
    What became of Wendy Darling in the years following her adventures with Peter Pan? Long after returning from Neverland, Wendy decides that she must find Peter in order to reclaim her kiss and move on with her life. Along the way, she meets other girls who went to Neverland and learns she is not alone. A coming-of-age exploration of first love and lasting loss, Lost Girl continues the story of J.M. Barrie's...
    What became of Wendy Darling in the years following her adventures with Peter Pan? Long after returning from Neverland, Wendy decides that she must find Peter in order to reclaim her kiss and move on with her life. Along the way, she meets other girls who went to Neverland and learns she is not alone. A coming-of-age exploration of first love and lasting loss, Lost Girl continues the story of J.M. Barrie's beloved character — the girl who had to grow up.
  • Gondal
    In 1833, teenage Emily Brontë creates a savage imaginary world in order to cope with societal pressure and the death of her sisters. In 2015, Lainey becomes obsessed with the internet horror figure, Slender Man, in the midst of a stunted suburban adolescence. In the middle of it all, the playwright loses her childhood home and reckons with her past and her choices. Fantasy eclipses reality, betrayals lead to...
    In 1833, teenage Emily Brontë creates a savage imaginary world in order to cope with societal pressure and the death of her sisters. In 2015, Lainey becomes obsessed with the internet horror figure, Slender Man, in the midst of a stunted suburban adolescence. In the middle of it all, the playwright loses her childhood home and reckons with her past and her choices. Fantasy eclipses reality, betrayals lead to violence and these three young women must grapple with being "too much" as they search for a place where they can be their fullest, wildest selves.
  • The Use of Wildflowers
    This play with music follows the journey of Lena Clark, a teenager in 1930s/40s Appalachia. Lena lives in the backwoods of Tennessee with her depressed mother and brilliant but oppressive father. When the Clark family falls on harder times than usual, Lena is sent to work in a new factory, hand-painting dishes with other young girls from the area. Away from home for the first time, Lena begins to discover what...
    This play with music follows the journey of Lena Clark, a teenager in 1930s/40s Appalachia. Lena lives in the backwoods of Tennessee with her depressed mother and brilliant but oppressive father. When the Clark family falls on harder times than usual, Lena is sent to work in a new factory, hand-painting dishes with other young girls from the area. Away from home for the first time, Lena begins to discover what she likes, what she wants, and who she is.
  • The Sky Game
    A magical tree grows on the edge of a changing neighborhood and holds entire worlds inside its bark. For three misfit kids who live down the street, it's the only place they can escape who they are - with the tree's help, they become who they want to be instead. When the tree is threatened by outside forces, these children join together to save it, and along the way they find themselves and community in unlikely places.