Kathryn Walat

Kathryn Walat

Kathryn Walat's play CREATION was developed at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's NPC, premiered at The Theatre @ Boston Court (Pasadena), and was nominated for a 2013 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Playwriting. Her VICTORIA MARTIN: MATH TEAM QUEEN premiered at the Women’s Project, and was published in “New Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2007” (Smith & Kraus) and in Dramatics magazine....
Kathryn Walat's play CREATION was developed at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's NPC, premiered at The Theatre @ Boston Court (Pasadena), and was nominated for a 2013 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Playwriting. Her VICTORIA MARTIN: MATH TEAM QUEEN premiered at the Women’s Project, and was published in “New Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2007” (Smith & Kraus) and in Dramatics magazine. Her politically resonant BLEEDING KANSAS premiered at the Hangar Theatre (Ithaca), and received a Francesca Primus citation from the American Theatre Critics Association. Other works include ANCIENT GODS OF THE BACKWOODS (New Georges’ Germ Project); KNOW DOG (Salvage Vanguard, Austin); and the one-act JOHNNY HONG KONG (Perishable Theatre, Providence). Walat has received commissions from MCC, Yale Rep, and Actors’ Theatre of Louisville (On the Road Anthology), and her plays are published by Samuel French and PlayScripts. Her recent work SEE BAT FLY, developed at the Orchard Project and Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep, was recognized on The Kilroys’ List for 2014; her ROMEO & NAOMI RAMIREZ was on the Kilroy's list for 2015. Walat is an Affiliated Artist with New Georges, where she is an Audrey Resident during the 2019-2020 season, and an Affiliated Writer at the Playwrights’ Center, where ROMEO & NAOMI RAMIREZ was featured in their Ruth Easton New Play Series, and SMALL TOWN VALUES appeared in PlayLabs. She is also the librettist/co-librettist of three operas. BA Brown University, MFA Yale School of Drama.

Plays

  • SOUTHERN HAUNT
    Addison, the last of her family line, is holding court behind the bar of the local dive, when Ty, a Brooklyn hipster with a serious case of writer’s block, comes looking for a story. But they both get more than they bargained for, as the hot, late night awakens ghosts of the past…recent and otherwise. A sexy Southern gothic thriller, set in the city of Savannah.
  • SMALL TOWN VALUES
    John and Jane were high school sweethearts. Jane and Maryjane are best friends. Emma is back in the town where she grew up, where nothing every changes--until suddenly nothing will ever be the same. An unexpected love story about the strange passage of time and what happens when you let go of all the old rules.
  • ROMEO & NAOMI RAMIREZ
    She’s a rookie cop on her first undercover narcotics assignment. He’s an Honors English student trying to live up to his Shakespearean name. And this is Florida, with some of the toughest drug laws in the nation. So is it a love story...or a tragedy? Whose version are you going to believe?
  • SEE BAT FLY
    A play about the awesome aerodynamics of bats, the magic of an all-night diner on Route 66, and a dysfunctional tequila Christmas that sets Melanie free.