Kelly Younger

Kelly Younger

KELLY YOUNGER (Playwright) recently returned from a sold-out, extended run of KALAMAZOO (co-written with Michelle Kholos Brooks) at the Bloomington Playwrights Project where it took the Reva Shiner Comedy Award. His latest play THIS WORLD WE KNOW won the 2014 New American Play Festival and premieres at the Firehouse Theatre in Richmond, VA in February 2015. MANDATE won the 2014 Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway...
KELLY YOUNGER (Playwright) recently returned from a sold-out, extended run of KALAMAZOO (co-written with Michelle Kholos Brooks) at the Bloomington Playwrights Project where it took the Reva Shiner Comedy Award. His latest play THIS WORLD WE KNOW won the 2014 New American Play Festival and premieres at the Firehouse Theatre in Richmond, VA in February 2015. MANDATE won the 2014 Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival, was named an official selection at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and is currently a finalist for the 2014 Heidemann Prize at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. TENDER earned a Best New Play IRNE nomination, was finalist for the Laurents/Hatcher Award, and was staged by Manhattan Theatre Club for their Off-Broadway 7@7 series, directed by Lynne Meadow. BANISHED CHILDREN OF EVE, a commissioned adaptation by New York’s Irish Repertory Theatre, ran Off-Broadway in the Fall of 2010. THE RORSCHACH PLAY was a finalist for the Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman Drama Award. LET'S GET PHYSICAL recently premiered at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood and will be a part of the forthcoming City Theatre Festival in Miami. ONCE A MARINE was a featured play in Playfest at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. I THINK YOU THINK I LOVE YOU has received numerous productions over the years, including translations and performances at international venues. LADY GREGORY'S INGREDIENTS won of Ireland’s first National Lady Gregory Playwriting Award, and OFF COMPASS won the John Gassner New Play Award. Several short plays and monologues are published by Samuel French, Smith and Kraus, and Playscripts, Inc. He is represented by the Gersh Agency and managed by Washington Square Arts. Younger is also working in the television and feature worlds, having developed with DreamWorks Animation, Mandeville Films, Sierra/Affinity, as well as individual projects with Robert Lawrence (Clueless) and Espen Sandberg and Joachim Ronning (Oscar Nominated Kon-Tiki). Younger placed in the top 10% in the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, and in the top 5% in the 2012 Warner Brothers Television Writers Workshop. Kelly is an associate member of Pacific Resident Theatre, a proud member of the PRT Writer’s Group, as well the Dramatists Guild of America. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.