Sibyl Kempson

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Sibyl Kempson (born 1973 Pequannock, NJ) is an American playwright, and performer, who received the 2018 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for an American Playwright in Mid-career.[1]

Academics and Fellowships[edit]


New York City Players, Elevator Repair Service, Big Dance Theater,[3] Advanced Beginner Group, Mike Iveson, Rude Mechanicals (theater company), Salvage Vanguard, Physical Plant, Rubber Rep.

  • She is a member of New Dramatists, class of 2017.[4]


  • The Wytche of Problymm Plantation
  • Bad Girls, Good Writers
  • The Secret Death of Puppets (or) How Do Puppets Die? (or) Puppets Die In Secret[5]
  • Ich, Kürbisgeist[5]
  • Potatoes of August[6]
  • Crime or Emergency[7]
  • Restless Eye[8]
  • So Much To Go Crazy
  • River of Gruel, Pile of Pigs: The Requisite Gesture(s) of Narrow Approach


  1. ^ "2018 PEN America Lifetime and Career Achievement Honorees". PEN America. Retrieved 21 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "Index of Fellows on Portable MacDowell | The MacDowell Colony". Archived from the original on 2009-05-26. Retrieved 2018-03-21. 
  3. ^ Big Dance Theater website
  4. ^ "Sibyl Kempson". New Dramatists. Retrieved 2018-03-21. 
  5. ^ a b "Sibyl Kempson: Ich, KürbisGeist + Secret Death of Puppets - 53rd State Press". Retrieved 2018-03-21. 
  6. ^ "Potatoes of August". New Dramatists. Retrieved 2018-03-21. 
  7. ^ available at Soho Rep Bookstore
  8. ^ Published by PAJ

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