About Me

Caitlin Kunkel is a professional screenwriter and playwright living in Chicago.  Her plays have been read at theaters across the city and she sold a screenplay, Zahra, in 2008. Caitlin has produced several short films including Positive Comment, which received a grant from the National Board of Review and was acquired for national broadcast by MTV Networks.  Caitlin has worked for Rivendell Theatre Ensemble and Goodman Theatre.  She has taught Screenwriting at Northwestern University and English as a Second Language as a Fulbright Scholar in Indonesia.  Caitlin holds a BA in Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University and an MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage from Northwestern University.  She teaches in the Comedy Writing program at The Second City.

Caitlin was raised in the bustling metropolis of Warwick, Rhode Island. She once had a really great dog named Patches Kunkel and aspires to one day have another.


One Response to About Me

  1. Carol says:

    Hi Caitlin. I came across your blog, and I was inspired by the way your words come alive as I read them. Good job. I’m a mom of several teenagers. We live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I was conducting a google search for baking drumsticks with thighs attached – 375 degrees for 50 minutes to an hour. Now that I’ve found the answer, I’ve got to get driving so I’m tempted to leave the oven on while picking up kids, returning in an hour. Time. Time is always slipping through my fingertips, just like how my dream to write about this life slips through my brains. Thanks for your words.

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