AJ CLAUSS is a writer from Kentuckiana (Indiana + Kentucky) living in NYC. AJ's writing aims for a queer pastoral tenderness orbiting their own personal mythologies, stumbling into accidental beauty. AJ writes for community and communion, for the smell of the bonfire that sticks to everyone’s clothes,
the stories that remain.
AJ is a current member of Youngblood, EST's Obie Award-winning writer's group for young playwrights; is a Still Standing Artist-in-Residence, and holds a BFA from the University of Evansville.
Currently AJ is in development on the screenplay SUPERBLOOM with co-creator Jason Sherwood. Plays include Salty (Lyra Theatre, NYC; ReAct Theatre, Seattle; & Desert Ensemble Theatre Co, Palm Springs 2022), Henry Makes A Bible (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation/EST Commission), When You Were Small
SALTY by AJ Clauss
Palm Springs, CA
"Highly innovative...a rollercoaster among hilarity, sweetness, and pathos."