Renee Calarco is a D.C.-based playwright and teacher. Her plays include The Religion Thing (2013 nominee for the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play), Short Order Stories (2007 recipient of the Charles MacArthur Award), G-d’s Honest Truth (Helen Hayes Recommended), Our National Museum of the Unforeseen Tragedy, The Mating of Angela Weiss, Bleed (Top 30 Finalist, The Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival), First Stop: Niagara Falls, The 12 Days of Christmas, and others. Her plays have been produced, developed, and commissioned by Theater J, The Welders, Charter Theater, Geva Theatre, Project Y, Pinky Swear Productions, Adventure Theatre, Doorway Arts Ensemble, The Jewish Plays Project, and the Source Theatre Festival. Renee teaches both playwriting and comedy improv at The Theatre Lab. She’s a founding member of The Welders.