The historic William Inge Family Home will open its doors to a Minnesota-based writer as the 46th playwright-in-residence at the William Inge Center for the Arts at Independence Community College, Kansas.
Alayna Jacqueline will enjoy a six-week tenure at the Inge House, receiving time and space to write, capped by a professional play development workshop.
“The Inge House residencies allow today’s playwrights to draw inspiration from the surroundings that informed the writings of Pulitzer Prize dramatist William Inge,” says Inge Center Producing Artistic Director Hannah Joyce-Hoven. “The Inge Center is proud to champion their artistic growth.”
The residency is supported in part by an ArtsWorks grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the William Inge Festival Foundation, and Independence Community College.
As part of her residency, Alayna will be a guest artist at Independence High School as well as at Independence Community College.
Alayna Jacqueline is a playwright, dramaturg, and educator. In her absurd experimental writing, she loves finding new ways to bend, reshape, and deconstruct stories for the stage.
Her plays have been performed or developed with MadLab Theater (OH), Garden Theater (OH), Pythian Theater (OH), Haybarn Theater (VT), The Playwrights’ Center (MN), Little Lifeboats (MN), Market Garden Theater (MN), and Renaissance Theaterworks (WI).
She earned her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College and her BA in theatre from Otterbein University. She is also the Membership and Development Coordinator at The Playwrights' Center.
The Inge Center at Independence Community College is best known as producer of the annual William Inge Theater Festival, the Official Theater Festival of the State of Kansas.