Kamarie Chapman

Kamarie Chapman

Kamarie is a playwright from the Pacific Northwest currently teaching the craft at Western Washington University where she has been for nine years. While raising a child and beertending as well, she tries to write plays (short and long) the occasional musical with a friend, and lots of shitty poetry. Also obituaries... that seems to be a thing of late.

Recommended by Kamarie Chapman

  • Black Girl, Interrupted
    27 Aug. 2019
    This play is hard. Hard on my heart and my head and so, so, so very important. LyaNisha weaves the story together creating characters that sometimes feel like puppets in the military interludes. Such a beautiful and relevant work. This story needs to be told.
  • THE WAY THE MOUNTAIN MOVED
    11 Mar. 2019
    This play tells the story of the West being settled through the lens of non-traditional frontier peoples (and some traditional). Idris' language is so beautiful- Shakespearean in fact. It's hard to start reading this play and even think of putting it down. Each scene flows like little pools of water trickling down gently into another pool. The characters are beautiful and raw. And once you figure out that you (we all of us) are the resolution we so desperately want, the play takes on a whole new meaning.