C. Kay "Andy" Landis

C. Kay "Andy" Landis

C. Kay “Andy” Landis’ plays include The Volunteer, A Special Day, “Praying for a Hurricane,” “Camden on Ice,” “Hating Hope,” and “Whatever.” Her full-length play The Volunteer was a semi-finalist in the 2016 O'Neill National Playwright Conference, won the 2015 Centre Stage New Play Festival, and was a semi-finalist for both the 2015 Ashland New Plays Festival and the 2015 Playwrights’ Center Core...
C. Kay “Andy” Landis’ plays include The Volunteer, A Special Day, “Praying for a Hurricane,” “Camden on Ice,” “Hating Hope,” and “Whatever.” Her full-length play The Volunteer was a semi-finalist in the 2016 O'Neill National Playwright Conference, won the 2015 Centre Stage New Play Festival, and was a semi-finalist for both the 2015 Ashland New Plays Festival and the 2015 Playwrights’ Center Core Apprenticeship. It was produced at Centre Stage in September 2016. Her short and 10-minute plays have been produced and developed by Warner Theater Festival, Ramapo College Theater Festival, ATHE, The Great Plains Theatre Conference, and Metropolitan Theatre Festival. Her short play, “Whatever” was a 2014 Kennedy Center ACTF finalist. Landis was twice selected for the Cape May International Theater Festival and was a 2005 guest artist for the Kennedy Center playwriting intensive. She is The Dramatists Guild's Regional Rep for Tennessee, a member of The Dramatists Guild, SAG and AFTRA, the Ninth Floor Playwrights in New York, and a founding member of The Dramatists Guild’s Women’s Initiative. She earned an MFA in writing for stage and screen from Lesley University. Before returning to her first love of playwriting, Landis was a professional singer and songwriter with Warner Chapel Music. Prior to that she studied acting in Los Angeles and appeared in television and on stage. Landis now divides her time between New York and Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives on a farm with her husband and an assortment of dogs, chickens, sheep, cats, horses, and cattle.

Plays

  • A Special Day
    Penny has arrived at the church for her big sister Dana’s wedding, but only Penny knows she’s there to stop it, not witness it. Because only Penny knows that Dana is about to marry the man who molested Penny years earlier. Her plan is to confront Tom and then somehow tell Dana. On any other day that would be hard enough, but on this day Dana is already in her gown and being attended to by two other sisters and...
    Penny has arrived at the church for her big sister Dana’s wedding, but only Penny knows she’s there to stop it, not witness it. Because only Penny knows that Dana is about to marry the man who molested Penny years earlier. Her plan is to confront Tom and then somehow tell Dana. On any other day that would be hard enough, but on this day Dana is already in her gown and being attended to by two other sisters and a controlling mom who absolutely insists that everyone is happy (and beautiful and congenial) whether they are or not. Penny might not have packed enough cigarettes for this. A Special Day is a sharply funny and searingly painful story of secrets in a family of women who share everything but the truth about the one man who binds them all together. Because if that truth comes out, they might be torn apart.
  • The Volunteer
    It is the Volunteer’s first day at the Women’s Prison, and being locked in a room with the Inmate sure isn’t making her any less nervous. A driven, over-achieving graduate student in psychology, the Volunteer has good reason to be in the prison doing research. The catch is, her reason for being there isn’t the reason she’s given anyone else. Likewise the Inmate has an agenda of her own, and it’s an elaborate...
    It is the Volunteer’s first day at the Women’s Prison, and being locked in a room with the Inmate sure isn’t making her any less nervous. A driven, over-achieving graduate student in psychology, the Volunteer has good reason to be in the prison doing research. The catch is, her reason for being there isn’t the reason she’s given anyone else. Likewise the Inmate has an agenda of her own, and it’s an elaborate one at that. When the lights flicker and the sirens wail, the Volunteer and the Inmate are caught in a lockdown that ratchets up the Volunteer’s determination to get what she came there for. This is a play about two liars in a battle to outwit the other. Each has a piece of the truth, each has what the other one wants, and each refuses to share it. In the end the truth will come out. But when it does, will it set them free?