Basil Kreimendahl is a resident playwright at New Dramatists and a McKnight Fellow. Kreimendahl's play Sidewinders won the Rella Lossy Playwright Award from the San Francisco Foundation and had its world premiere at The Cutting Ball Theater in San Francisco as part of their 2013-2014 season, and Orange Julius was developed at the 2012 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference and included in La Jolla Playhouse's DNA New Work Series. Kreimendahl was commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville for Remix 38 in the 2014 Humana Festival of New American Plays. Kreimendahl's plays have also been developed by New York Theatre Workshop, About Face Theatre, The Inkwell, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, WordBRIDGE, The Lark, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Kreimendahl received a Jerome Fellowship from The Playwrights' Center, and an Art Meets Activism grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women for theatre work with the trans community in Louisville. Kreimendahl has taught playwriting to elementary, high school and college students, founded and ran a playwrights group for queer youth in Louisville called Out On The Edge, and is the 2013-2014 Provost's Visiting Writer at the University of Iowa. Kreimendahl's work has been published by Dramatic Publishing and included in Xlibris' Becoming: Young Ideas on Gender, Identity, and Sexuality. The Cost of a Goat won a National Science Award at KCACTF in 2012. Kreimendahl received an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa in 2013.