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.