Kalena Victoria Chevalier (Playwright)
Kalena is a Chicago-based playwright whose work has been performed at The Goodman Theatre,produced by Project 891 Theatre Company, Breadline Theatre Group, Tantalus Theatre Group and Three Cat Productions, and commissioned by Raven Theatre. Her plays The Unburnt House and The Paringtons were named as semi-finalists for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference in 2013 and 2015. Kalena graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with degrees in Dramatic Writing, Theatre and History. She has worked artistically and administratively with several Chicago-area performing arts organizations including Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Writers’ Theatre, and currently works for the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).