.Photos left to right: Under a Midsummer Moon, photo by Linda Wolf, published by Dramatic Publishing; Making Some Noise, photo by Scott Pakudaitis, Freshwater Theatre Company; Erin Elevator's Extraordinary Adventure, photo by Richard Herman, published as Wild Island Adventure by Eldridge Publishing, Antigone in Munich, Liahona Preparatory Academy, Utah. Antigone in Munich photos by Jason Siebels of Renegade Photography, Fargo, North Dakota.
Welcome to the plays of Claudia Haas. The plays have had over 1100 productions in professional theatres, tours, universities, high schools and community theatres. I have a large body of work for intergenerational and young audiences as well as young performers. Many of my adult plays feature meaty roles for the "disappearing women" on stage - roles for women over the age of forty.
The plays have been honored with many national playwriting awards (the About Me page lists them if you're so inclined). They have been developed through the Old Miner's Children's Playwriting Contest at Utah Valley University. Bonderman Symposium (now known as Write Now), Playwrights-in-our Schools Grant, Purple Crayon Players at Northwestern University and locally with readings courtesy of theaters such as Theatre Pro Rata and Little Lifeboats.
NEW! My first large-cast play in five years: Fumble and the Fairies is now on the site. Find it on the Youth Plays page. It uses a cast of 17 plus extras, is gender flexible and has many opportunities for movement and dance. Ideal for middle school students and young audiences.
I use a lot of magical realism in my plays. I like seeing the fantastical and the nitty-gritty of every day life next to each other. My characters are on a quest to understand what it means to be human. I am available for talk-backs, classes and Skype (no fee for Skype). Enjoy the site!
You can also find me on the New Play Exchange.
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Antigone in Munich (full length and one-act version) published by Your Stage Partners. You can find a Q&A interview about the play here.
Once in the Time of the Rainbow Crow to be published Summer 2018. More information coming.
Almost Mary was developed and has a new script up. Great for those looking for a young science heroine.
The Tailor (Dramatic Publishing) to be produced at Salem H.S., Salem Ohio March 2018
My adaption of a Midsummer Night's Dream (Playscripts) produced by St. John's Prep Drama Guild (Astoria, NY) March; W.R. Farrington H.S. (Honolulu, HI), March; Clifton Middle School (Monrovia, CA), May; The Village School (Waldevich, NJ) May; Redlands College (Wellington Point, Australia) in May.
Play the Hand that's Dealt (Playscripts) produced by Milton H.S. (Milton, FL) in May.
The Canterville Ghost to be produced Hartford Stage Education, CT April 2018
Antigone in Munich (The Sophie Scholl story) to be produced at White Bear Lake H.S., MN May 2018