Lee Kitchen

Lee Kitchen

Acting credits include my short play Fortune Kooky at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival. I have acted in College and Community Theatre. I earned a BA, MA in Journalism/Communication, an MBA and over thirty hours in creative writing plus many theatre workshops. Last year, I completed the Dramatist Guild’s Master Play Writing Course and the Dramatist Guild Song Writing Course. My first play received the Panelist...
Acting credits include my short play Fortune Kooky at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival. I have acted in College and Community Theatre. I earned a BA, MA in Journalism/Communication, an MBA and over thirty hours in creative writing plus many theatre workshops. Last year, I completed the Dramatist Guild’s Master Play Writing Course and the Dramatist Guild Song Writing Course. My first play received the Panelist Favorite award from the late Michael Warren Powell at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference. One of my short plays, SCABS, was selected as a finalist at the Humana Short Play Festival and later, selected at the Last Frontier Theatre Festival. The Parscription, ten-minute play was recently performed for three performances at Florida State University by White Mouse Productions.
A short screenplay version of SCABS received the best short screenplay award at the Oaxaca Filmfest in 2018, the Atlanta Comedy Festival and the Portland Comedy Festival for best TV series. My short play Fourth Quarter Pick-Up, performed last year at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival, was recently optioned by the film maker and director, Jeffrey VanDavis in Germany. Another short screenplay, Please see my most recent short plays just posted, The Parscription, 80% Lesbian and Romans 8:32. My stories, poetry, essays and illustrations have appeared in newspapers, international journals and literary magazines. www.leekitchenwriter.com


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Plays

  • Hearing Art
    An art savvy HOH or Hard of Hearing person has an insatiable need to touch art . He scuffles with guards at a museum resulting in the destruction of a famous Van Gogh painting. It is not his first time before the angry judge who is on the museum's board. Some American Sign Language (ASL) is used .
  • Romans 8:32
    A devoted husband of 32 years, with no money, desperately tries to obtain pain medicine his terminally ill wife needs for her bone cancer. It's a fight of love against a bureaucratic and unfair system.
  • The Parscription
    After a vasectomy, a man takes the prescription to the pharmacy to be filled. The patient thought he was going in for a procedure to help his sore throat but his wife had other plans. The man has never read a prescription.
  • ML and Leo
    Mona Lisa wakes up, walks into the studio and sees her portrait for the first time. She's not happy.
  • JoJo Mama and the Voodoo Queen
    An African American mama’s love for her daughter is entangled with art and greed in 70s rural Alabama as the daughter’s voodoo sculptures attract collectors who must deal with street smart mama.
  • Scabs
    Scabs, with limited knowledge of Spanish, replace talent, directors, producer and the writer, in a live, Latino soap. The talent used to date. They now despise each other and didn’t see each other until minutes before the live soap. Two stylists battle while the director and producer feud. The comedy is one of lost love, lost translation and elusive fame. The play was originally written as a ten-minute play, a...
    Scabs, with limited knowledge of Spanish, replace talent, directors, producer and the writer, in a live, Latino soap. The talent used to date. They now despise each other and didn’t see each other until minutes before the live soap. Two stylists battle while the director and producer feud. The comedy is one of lost love, lost translation and elusive fame. The play was originally written as a ten-minute play, a finalist at the Humana Short Play Contest and accepted at the Last Frontier Theatre Festival (had to withdraw because I had to teach in Spain that summer). I later developed a twenty-minute screenplay version and then a forty-minute, short screenplay version. The enclosed screenplay is now being re-written as a full-length play.
  • Fortune Kooky
    Comedy: Male client and Female psychiatrist interact with dialogue comprised 95% from fortune cookies gathered over ten years at a local Chinese restaurant. Fortune Kooky premiered at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival September 2017 .
  • Fourth-Quarter Pickup
    Man enters sports bar in search of finding female sports mate. Meets his match.
  • WFLO
    WFLO SYNOPSIS: The social issues of spousal abuse, anti-Semitism, and gender equality are confronted in a small Alabama town by six unique professionals on a journey to find meaning in their lives.
  • SOS (Swans of Stratford)
    An aspiring writer discovers there is more comedy in relationships than on stage when he takes eight strong, passionate women to Canada’s Stratford Festival during a ten year search for love.
  • Monologue: Within These Walls, ED and Me
    A son reflects with humor and sadness a father's journey to suicide.
  • Shylock Texting 10- Minute Play
    Comedies: Shylock Texting (actor in costume, just finished playing Shylock, has intellectual argument with a Ph.D. in English, who is working on a paper about the image of Shylock) in front of remnants of an audience.
  • 80 Percent Lesbian
    Comedy: Father and daughter argument over his weekly blog that includes his daughter's declaration that she may be "80 Percent Lesbian."
  • What's Her Name and Pete
    Traveling businessman checks into a room at the Algonquin. A ghost lady appears in his room and begins reciting poetry. He interprets it and communicates with her, often arguing, over the subject of male/female relationships (actually anyone's intimate relationship). The male is trying to recover from a recently, severed relationship. All the poetry is original and a parody of other poetry.
  • Manhole
    Comedy. Recently completed. Three supervisors, two diggers and an overly curious homeowner. Three Anglicans above, two Hispanixs below and if you question city hall, you go to jail. Spanish and English.
  • Nashville Taxi
    An inebriated couple in a long-distance relationship party until 2 am. They hail a musician cabbie who drives them home. He’s had weirder passengers but maybe not.
  • Terrarium Earth
    Musical Comedy. Recently revised to include ASL and modified for the HOH audience. Teenage aliens, in search for entertainment, tune into Terrarium Earth and watch a program featuring the life of an advertising executive. Music was transcribed by the former, Buffalo Guitar Quartet.
  • Mad Dash, The Beginning
    Mad Dash-The Beginning by Lee Kitchen
    A non-stop, three-act comedy mostly for children. A free-spirited Rooster, and his friend Milly, make a mad dash across the Peace Bridge to Canada to find a free range.