CJ Willette

CJ Willette

CJ Willette (She/Her) is a Chicago-based Playwright from St. Louis, Missouri who’s work centers around the intertwining of black experiences through concepts of dystopia, whimsy, and grandeur. Her play May 32nd is a semifinalist for the 2024 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. She is a member of the Cody Renard Richard Cohort and an alumni of the Broadway Coalition Advocacy. Her plays Highly...
CJ Willette (She/Her) is a Chicago-based Playwright from St. Louis, Missouri who’s work centers around the intertwining of black experiences through concepts of dystopia, whimsy, and grandeur. Her play May 32nd is a semifinalist for the 2024 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. She is a member of the Cody Renard Richard Cohort and an alumni of the Broadway Coalition Advocacy. Her plays Highly Unlikely, Runner’s Digest, and May 32nd have been developed through the Wrights of Spring New Play festival at The Theatre School at DePaul University. Caylah is pursuing a BFA in Playwriting from The Theatre School at DePaul University, expected 2024. Her play May 32nd will receive a public workshop through DePaul University's 2024 Wrights of Spring festival. For more information about her work, please explore her public scripts through her new play exchange profile.

Plays

  • Runner's Digest
    Twin brothers George and Aaron Anatreme could not be anymore at odds. George is bent on becoming the ultimate alpha male. Aaron is bent on living a well-balanced lifestyle. George is addicted to eating the flesh of his competitors. Aaron is determined to get George help for his mysterious, decade-long “eating disorder”. Through a shared love for exercise and the release of a family secret, tension peaks to...
    Twin brothers George and Aaron Anatreme could not be anymore at odds. George is bent on becoming the ultimate alpha male. Aaron is bent on living a well-balanced lifestyle. George is addicted to eating the flesh of his competitors. Aaron is determined to get George help for his mysterious, decade-long “eating disorder”. Through a shared love for exercise and the release of a family secret, tension peaks to unveil the true meaning of brotherhood.
  • Live, Laugh, Loser
    Newly established psychiatrist Patricia has her hands full with three young woman experiencing their first triste with adult relationships. This introspective fearing-of-age tale comes to a fever pitch when Patricia is suddenly faced with the stanch realization that she has no answers either.