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Kimberly Belflower

Kimberly Belflower is native to a small town in Appalachian Georgia and is currently a MFA Playwriting candidate at The University of Texas at Austin. She comes to Austin by way of New York where she developed new plays with Primary Stages and Less Than Rent Theatre, as well as conceived and directed work for 54 Below. Belflower's Teen Girl FANtasies (co-written with Megan Tabaque) premiered at the 2015 Cohen New Works Festival and was nominated for an Austin Critics' Table Award for Best New Play. Her play with original folk music, The Use of Wildflowers has been workshopped in Austin and Brooklyn and her Southern family drama, Chronic Fatigue, received a 2015 developmental production with Front Porch Arts Collective in Greenville, South Carolina. Her new play, Gondal, will premiere as part of UTNT (UT New Theatre) this March. She is currently under commission with Peppercorn Theatre in North Carolina.

Lost Girl
What became of Wendy Darling in the years following her adventures with Peter Pan in Neverland? Lost Girl continues the story of J.M. Barrie's beloved character – the girl who had to grow up. Long after she last saw Peter fly through her bedroom window, Wendy decides that she must find him in order to reclaim her kiss and move on with her life. Along the way, she encounters other girls who went to Neverland and learns she is not alone.

In 1832, the Brontë sisters create a savage imaginary world that predates their classic novels. In 2015, three teenage girls become obsessed with the internet horror figure, Slender Man. As fantasy eclipses reality and betrayals lead to violence, the playwright's own obsessions come to light.

Teen Girl Fantasies (co-written with Megan Tabaque)
Teen Girl FANtasies is one part music video, one part ultimate fan letter, and one part virtual coming-of-age adventure. It follows six teenagers on their quests to make their favorite band, Only Reason, understand their limitless love. Through their online friendships with one another, they find connection and celebration.