Klae Bainter

Klae Bainter

Klae Bainter is a Seattle based playwright who is currently pursuing his MFA in playwriting at Ohio
University. His work uses poetic language to examine the grotesque nature of people, their values, and the
spaces they hold sacred. He developed work with Cleveland Drafts Literary Festival (2018), and even did a
little performing with Manhattan Project (Cleveland, Ohio) His play “Bullshit”...
Klae Bainter is a Seattle based playwright who is currently pursuing his MFA in playwriting at Ohio
University. His work uses poetic language to examine the grotesque nature of people, their values, and the
spaces they hold sacred. He developed work with Cleveland Drafts Literary Festival (2018), and even did a
little performing with Manhattan Project (Cleveland, Ohio) His play “Bullshit” was part of the 2019
NEOMFA Playwrights Festival at Convergence Continuum (Cleveland, Ohio) He received his BA (cum
laude) in English Literature, with a Creative Writing focus from the University of Washington. Currently, he
lives in Athens, Ohio, with an obnoxious orange cat.

Plays

  • The Brutal Fucking Death of the Immigrant, the Drunkard, the Durable, the Juggernaut; "Iron" Mike Malloy
    A Proprietor, an Undertaker, a Cabby, and a Chemist walk into a bar…
    …carrying a lot of debt. They hatch a murderous plot against local drunkard, Mike Malloy, for the insurance
    payout. Oh, you thought this was a joke? Well, according to Ragamuffin & Ragabiscuit, two shantytown kids trying to convince the Copper to allow them to fetch a pail of water from the only clean pump left in the...
    A Proprietor, an Undertaker, a Cabby, and a Chemist walk into a bar…
    …carrying a lot of debt. They hatch a murderous plot against local drunkard, Mike Malloy, for the insurance
    payout. Oh, you thought this was a joke? Well, according to Ragamuffin & Ragabiscuit, two shantytown kids trying to convince the Copper to allow them to fetch a pail of water from the only clean pump left in the neighborhood, this bumbling murder trust underestimated who they were messing with—and none of it is a laughing matter.
  • YOLO, Rolos! -- a monologue
    Nate leaves his father's funeral procession to make a pit stop for fuel & candy, and unwraps a little more than he intended.
  • Out of the Frying Pan-- a short play
    When roommates, Octavia & Athena, tell the stories and history of their respective family heirlooms, it becomes clear that something terrible has happened.
  • A Perfect Day Away-- a full length play
    Things to do on a perfect day…
    1. Make a list
    2. Talk about hot dog ends.
    3. Deal with the ever-present shame of a serious regret that keeps me homebound.
    4. Go outside.
    5. Find my cat.
  • Til Death Blooms True-- a full length play
    Wren, the daughter of a farmer, must overcome her father’s descent into grief over the loss of his wife, so she can save the family farm and create her own way out.
  • For a Sunbeam -- a monologue
    Nate, a ninties kid, will be the talk of the neighborhood with his new Super Soaker 100... now if he could only get his father's attention.
  • Oh, No! Let's Go!-- a short play
    Quarantine is over. Adam & Molly, two residents of a Seattle high-rise, have survived and it's time to party. All they have to do is make it through this elevator ride.

    (Lightly inspired by "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince.)
  • All The Silver Cars or (Virgos Do it Best) -- a monologue
    Unsure of where he is, but proud of every choice he's made and the skills he's used along the way, Gerald just wants a glass of water so he can continue pleading his case.