Heidi Kraay

Playwright Lyricist

Playwright Heidi Kraay examines the connection between brain and body, seeking empathy with fractured characters. Writing across disciplines and training in diverse theater vocabularies gives her tools to live better making art. Plays include How To Hide Your Monster, New Eden, DIRT (co-devised), Me and My Shadow and Kilgore, as well as several one-acts, plays for young audiences and short plays. Her work has been presented in Boise, Idaho where she is currently based, as well as regionally and in NYC, most recently through Opal Theatre Company, National Winter Playwrights Retreat & Workshop, Campfire Theatre Festival, 8 in 48 Idaho, Boise Contemporary Theater, id Theater, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and HomeGrown Theatre. She has been a finalist for Creede Repertory Theatre’s Headwaters Festival (How to Hide Your Monster) and a semi-finalist at Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Unicorn Theatre (How to Hide Your Monster), Eugene O’Neill Center and PlayPenn (New Eden). Heidi is a founding artistic associate for Migration Theory, a physical art company for which she co-devised SuperSecretSiteSpecificSomething (2015) and small matters (2018). She teaches for the Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing at Boise State University and for The Cabin, a literary center in Boise. Heidi holds an MFA in Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts from CIIS and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and Playwrights’ Center. www.heidikraay.com