Kate Mickere

Kate Mickere

Kate Mickere is a writer based in Los Angeles. Her plays include NURSE CADDEN (commissioned by The Vagrancy) and MOD PARTY (KCATCF Region II Ten Minute Play Award, World Premiere: Actors Theatre of Louisville). Her screenplay, CAPTURING THE STARS, won the Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Award and received an Honorable Mention for the Sloan/Tribeca Grand Jury Prize. As an essayist, Kate's writing has been...
Kate Mickere is a writer based in Los Angeles. Her plays include NURSE CADDEN (commissioned by The Vagrancy) and MOD PARTY (KCATCF Region II Ten Minute Play Award, World Premiere: Actors Theatre of Louisville). Her screenplay, CAPTURING THE STARS, won the Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Award and received an Honorable Mention for the Sloan/Tribeca Grand Jury Prize. As an essayist, Kate's writing has been published by The Los Angeles Times, XO Jane and The Awl. She's also written monologues for the collection "Teen Girls' Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny," published by Applause Books. She holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University, where she was the recipient of the Steven Bochco Fellowship.

Plays

  • Nurse Cadden
    Everyone living in mid-century Dublin knows Mamie Cadden — she’s the boorish woman who motors around the city in her bright red sports car. She also happens to be a notorious backstreet abortionist who profits off the secrets of Dublin’s most powerful men. When the body of pregnant Helen O’Reilly is found dumped outside of Mamie’s flat, the infamous nurse is sentenced to hang. Can a Divine intervention save...
    Everyone living in mid-century Dublin knows Mamie Cadden — she’s the boorish woman who motors around the city in her bright red sports car. She also happens to be a notorious backstreet abortionist who profits off the secrets of Dublin’s most powerful men. When the body of pregnant Helen O’Reilly is found dumped outside of Mamie’s flat, the infamous nurse is sentenced to hang. Can a Divine intervention save Nurse Cadden’s soul before it’s too late?
  • A Banshee Killed My Boyfriend
    Fiona and Gemma are best friends and amateur witches who are tired of getting screwed over by mortal men. While trying to conjure up the perfect boyfriend, the girls unwittingly screw up the entire metaphysical world, stranding banshees, seal women, and other magical (and pissed off) beings on Earth.
  • Mod Party
    "What would you do if David Bowie told you that the love of your life was a loser?"

Recommended by Kate Mickere

  • BETTIE PAGE IN THE MODERN AGE
    24 Jun. 2019
    I saw a reading of "Bettie Page" at the 2019 Last Frontier Theatre Conference and loved how funny, sweet, and edgy it was. I haven't seen many plays that explore female sexuality in such an honest and thoughtful way. As someone with their own hang-ups and insecurities, Hazel's journey made me feel less alone!
  • Who Put Bella In The Wych Elm?
    21 Jun. 2019
    In writing about an unsolved mystery from 1943, Katherine Vondy actually managed to create a play that explores what it means to be a modern independent woman. The playwright has a knack for clever dialogue that makes every page a delight to read. Highly recommended!