Kathryn de la Rosa

Kathryn de la Rosa

Kathryn de la Rosa is a Filipino-Kentuckian dramaturg, producer, and writer who collaborates on primarily new stage and audio plays, currrently with Audible Theater. As a playwright, their work has been produced and developed at The COOP, Artists at Play, Ashland New Plays Festival, and nominated by Actors Theatre of Louisville for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.Kathryn was a finalist for the 2021 Artists at...
Kathryn de la Rosa is a Filipino-Kentuckian dramaturg, producer, and writer who collaborates on primarily new stage and audio plays, currrently with Audible Theater. As a playwright, their work has been produced and developed at The COOP, Artists at Play, Ashland New Plays Festival, and nominated by Actors Theatre of Louisville for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.Kathryn was a finalist for the 2021 Artists at Play & APAFT Emerging Playwright Commission, and a 2019–20 dramaturgy & literary management apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville. MA (expected '23): United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, BA: Indiana University.

Plays

  • pasyon play
    (in progress; partial draft updated 20220427)

    1970: a family stages Christ's death in the aftermath of the First Quarter Storm, with steel nails and real blood.
    1907: a seditious script falls into the hands of a grieving teacher in the employ of the U.S. military.

    an epic filipino answer to sarah ruhl.
  • Queendom
    When their rapper is accused of past school violence, a multinational idol girl group gathers for a dance studio war council. An inter-Asian relations and global economic allegory set K-pop's fourth generation.
  • Holy Virgins
    western kentucky, 2012. sam, marina and jesse are about to be confirmed catholics, licensed drivers, and suspended from immaculate conception high school for a satanic prank or the vatican decree against communism, depending on who you ask. a sour-sweet dark comedy about queer girlhood, forgiving your mom, and what to believe.
  • The Best Day
    a filipino mom + her daughter's college orientation + the 1989 world tour = an unwelcome, expensive surprise.
  • NON SO PIÙ COSA SON
    NON SO PIÙ is a dialectical chamber play with music weaving together the church basement voice lessons of 17-year-old soprano Maria with the imagined lives of the Philippines’ first opera singer and a Soviet-Korean poet in exile. On diaspora, dysphoria, and the making of cultural capital. Briefly known as "untitled fuck Rivers Cuomo play."