BA, University of Michigan
MFA, University of California, San Diego.

Ken is a playwright whose work has been produced nationally and internationally at such venues as The Denver Center Theatre Company, Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Humana Festival for New American Plays, Atlantic Theatre Company, the Alliance Theatre Company, and the Oerol Festival in the Netherlands.

For two years Ken was the writer-in-residence for the Atlanta-based Out of Hand Theatre Company, a company developing and producing devised, site-specific, and ensemble-created theatrical works.

Ken’s plays have received national awards including The L. Arnold Weissberger Award, a TCG Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, the Fratti/Newman Political Play Contest Award, and the Elizabeth George Commission for an Outstanding Emerging Playwright. His plays have been published by Samuel French and Playscripts.

Ken’s plays frequently explore ideas and stories about heroic self-sacrifice; exploring what it means to be heroic in this day and age, in order to ask the question: how do we become better, more evolved human beings? How do we become more conscious, more aware, more outraged, more active, more connected, more responsible, more loving, more selfless, more forgiving.

He is currently a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center and a board member and chair of script selection for The New Harmony Project. He has taught at, among others, UCSD, Emory University, and Indiana University (Head of the MFA in Playwriting).

Coming up:

Register now for some exciting Spring 2017 courses.

Professor Patrice Nganang (Comp Lit, German lit specialist) will be giving a talk about the play on Wed., Nov. 9th between 1-2 in Theatre 3 of the Staller Center.

Mallory Catlett is working on: DECODER 2017 with text by William Burroughs to be performed December 3rd at La Mama in NYC.


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