Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith

Kyle A Smith’s plays include The Part of Me (Madlab Theatre, Princess Grace Award Finalist), Unstuck in Time (No Frills Theater), Whiteout (Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries Semi-Finalist), Blinded (Goldberg Play Prize Finalist), Princess Jazzberry’s Wild Ride (Reading at Equity Library Theatre), Miss Conduct (1st place New Thrills Theater Fest), Miss Direction (Adelphi University, Queen’s Theater), Miss...
Kyle A Smith’s plays include The Part of Me (Madlab Theatre, Princess Grace Award Finalist), Unstuck in Time (No Frills Theater), Whiteout (Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries Semi-Finalist), Blinded (Goldberg Play Prize Finalist), Princess Jazzberry’s Wild Ride (Reading at Equity Library Theatre), Miss Conduct (1st place New Thrills Theater Fest), Miss Direction (Adelphi University, Queen’s Theater), Miss Orientation (Adelphi University), Frisky (Emerging Artist's Theatre, Equity Library Theatre), and Don (Winner at Equity Library Theatre Fall Festival, Finalist Secret Theatre’s Act One: One Act Festival). His short play, Don, was published in 2018 as part of the Secret Theatre’s Act One: One Act Anthology.

Kyle is Bisexual and has Bipolar, Anxiety, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. He is an advocate for both the LGBTQ+ and mentally ill communities. Kyleanthonysmith.com. MFA: NYU, DDW.

Plays

  • The Part of Me
    In The Part of Me, a pan sexual bipolar woman breaks up with her girlfriend, embarking on an odyssey of self-discovery that is colored by her mental illness. This expressionist tale is a comic exploration of mental illness and sexuality through the lens of a woman who finds herself faced with no other option but to confront and deeply consider her sense of self.
  • Unstuck In TIme
    Like Billy Pilgrim, our Billy has become unstuck in time. He travels his own timeline, endlessly searching for a way to save his wife. But the past resists change. Unstuck in Time is about how we process our lives, and cope with our loss.
  • Princess Jazzberry's Wild Ride
    Mason and Del have created a hideout on a taco bell roof. Up there, they are safe to trade insults, smoke from their taxidermied squirrel bong, and trick each other to ingest one another's bodily fluids. When Del brings a new person to the roof, the delicate balance is shifted, new allegiances form, and their shared past gets dredged up in the worst possible way.
  • Fascists and the People Who Kill Them
    Dunk is satisfied with his life in the Democratic Democracy of Libertaria. He prepares bodies to be dumped in mass graves, has a beautiful government-issued second wife, and two lovely children who love contraband media. When Dunk’s father is killed for treason, Dunk needs to convince his government sentinel, Crom, that his family is just an average law-abiding family. His dysfunctional family has other plans.
  • Blinded
    Hormazd is being held captive by an FBI agent, Rex. As Hormazd tries to free himself from his cell, he discovers the truth of his situation, and that Rex will go to desperate lengths to convict a "terrorist."
  • WHITEOUT
    Whiteout is a mistaken identity play set in a white rural North Dakota community, in which the people being mistaken are two black men who look nothing alike. These two men, both named Kevin, and one of their wives, Taylor, must navigate through tasers and collapsible plungers, through spork fights and incidental racism, through “Shmirnoff Ice” and overfriendly BNB workers, to find order in a town that breathes chaos.
  • Miss Orientation
    Miss Orientation follows Frederica as she tries to shed some serious weight for a school dance. With her closest confidants pushing her in some unhealthy directions, she finds solace, and acceptance, in a new friend, who blossoms into something more.
  • Miss Direction
    Miss Direction is a play about trying to save the ones you love. Louise wants to take her sister Carrie home and out of a bad situation, but Carrie is resisting the change.
  • Miss Conduct
    Two women actors have decided to kill their old producer turned sexual assaulter. One of the women, Heather, is having second thoughts, and it's up to Alice to get Heather's head in the game.
  • Miss Education
    Mr. Joe wants you to practice safe sex. His abstinence-only education video is sure to show you the dangers of premarital sex, as long as the women involved behave themselves…
  • Intrusive Thoughts and Me
    Denise wants to ride the subway in peace. Her intrusive thoughts don't like this plan.
  • Don
    Don reflects on the choices he made to get where he is, as Keith struggles to get Don out of the rain.
  • Frisky
    A woman falls in love with the TSA agent who frisks her. As her love turns to obsession, we are left wondering: what will we give up for a sense of security?
  • If a Tree Falls
    A woman takes a man out to a remote part of the woods to burn his flesh off with acid for a past misdeed. The man, who happens to be awful, tries to figure out the misdeed, and convince her not to kill him.
  • A Light in the Dark
    A man who's been laid off thanks to the Covid-19 crisis breaks into a church looking for supplies. It's up to Jesus, the church's janitor, to get him out and on his way.