KATELYNN KENNEY (she/her) is a mixed-race Filipina-American artist last from South Dakota, who grew up running around Air Force bases across the US and overseas. Her plays have been produced and developed by The Tank, Brooklyn College, Primary Stages’ Einhorn School of Performing Arts, the Skeleton Rep, Monstrous Little Theatre Company, FEAST at Under St. Marks, the Baltimore Asian Pasifika Arts Collective, Cohesion Theatre Company, Thin Space Productions, Prospect Theater Company, and the Claire Donaldson New Play Festival.
She studied at Primary Stages, Augustana University, and has most recently received her MFA in playwriting from Brooklyn College (studying with Erin Courtney, Tina Satter, Elana Greenfield, and Anne Washburn). Kenney was a finalist for the 2021 Sundance Uprise Grant and was most recently awarded a 2021 Ma-Yi Micro Grant and a 2021 Himan Brown Award for her play 10 Years. She runs The Tank’s TV-writing group, the Pilot Program, and her pilot 86’D was named a quarterfinalist for The Script Lab’s Free Screenplay Contest 2021. She is currently writing film coverage for WarnerMedia and freelancing, learning to manage her chronic illness, and researching Filipino monsters for her next project. Her works share a dark comedic bite and a healthy dose of magic.
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