Kathryn de la Rosa

Kathryn de la Rosa

Kathryn de la Rosa (they/she) is a Filipinx dramaturg, playwright, and former college newspaper astrologer born at sunrise in Kentucky during a full moon. They are in the Clusterf**k Write Vol. 2 working group at The COOP and an Ashland New Plays Festival New Voices Emerging Playwright. Kathryn was a finalist for the 2021 Artists at Play & APAFT Emerging Playwright Commission, and a 2019–20 dramaturgy...
Kathryn de la Rosa (they/she) is a Filipinx dramaturg, playwright, and former college newspaper astrologer born at sunrise in Kentucky during a full moon. They are in the Clusterf**k Write Vol. 2 working group at The COOP and an Ashland New Plays Festival New Voices Emerging Playwright. 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

  • 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."
  • 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.
  • pasyon play part 1
    (in progress; draft published 2021.04.09)

    part 1 of 3, 1970: a family stages Christ's death in the aftermath of the First Quarter Storm, with steel nails and real blood.