Kate Danley

Kate Danley

USA Today bestselling author Kate Danley's debut novel The Woodcutter (47North) was honored with the Garcia Award for the Best Fiction Book of the Year, the 1st Place Fantasy Book in the Reader Views Literary Awards, and was the 1st place winner of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Her book Queen Mab was honored with the McDougall Previews Award for Best Fantasy Book....
USA Today bestselling author Kate Danley's debut novel The Woodcutter (47North) was honored with the Garcia Award for the Best Fiction Book of the Year, the 1st Place Fantasy Book in the Reader Views Literary Awards, and was the 1st place winner of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Her book Queen Mab was honored with the McDougall Previews Award for Best Fantasy Book. Her Maggie MacKay: Magical Tracker series has been optioned for film and television. Her produced screenplays and shorts Dog Days, The Playhouse Soap Opera, Sock Zombie, and Sports Scents can be seen in festivals and on the internet. Her screenplay Fairy Blood won 1st Place in the Breckenridge Festival of Film Screenwriting Competition in the Action/Adventure Category and her screenplay American Privateer was a 2nd Round Choice in the Carl Sautter Memorial Screenwriting Competition. Her produced stage plays include: Lion Hunt (NoHo Arts Festival); Hair of the Mangy Dog (LA Comedy Walk); Kissed by a Buddha (Ghostlight, NYC); The Camera, the Gerbil, and the Big Wide World (24 Hours of Madness); and Puce Eggs and Spam (UMBC). She wrote sketch for a weekly show at the Acme Comedy Theater in Hollywood. She has over 300+ film, television, and theatre credits to her name. She has a B.S. in Theatre Summa cum Laude from Towson University and trained at The Groundlings, RADA, The Folger, Theatricum Botanicum, and UCB. She trained in on-camera puppetry with Mr. Snuffleupagus and played the head of a 20-foot dinosaur on an NBC pilot. She lost on Hollywood Squares.

Plays

  • Building Madness
    WINNER - PANOWSKI PLAYWRITING AWARD 2016 Max and Paul are just trying to keep their architecture company afloat, but they accidentally hired the mob to build a police retirement home. They may never get the project done in this screwball comedy, but they are most definitely building madness. If you are a theater interested in licensing this play, please contact Kate Danley at katedanley@gmail.com for a...
    WINNER - PANOWSKI PLAYWRITING AWARD 2016 Max and Paul are just trying to keep their architecture company afloat, but they accidentally hired the mob to build a police retirement home. They may never get the project done in this screwball comedy, but they are most definitely building madness. If you are a theater interested in licensing this play, please contact Kate Danley at katedanley@gmail.com for a full review copy of the script.
  • Bureaucrazy
    Semi-Finalist Eugene O'Neill National Playwriting Competition - Miranda and Amy are just two regular girls working as secretaries in a soul sucking office. But when their boss chokes on an oatmeal raisin cookie, it starts a domino effect of death and disaster in this female-driven, dark comedy.
  • Power
    On the surface, "Power" appears to be a simple locked-room drama. Tucker and Alice are throwing a dinner party. Tucker works for Dean and believes someone at the company is embezzling money. Tucker falls for Dean's wife, Betty. Dean and Tucker's wife, Alice, are having an affair. Everyone is caught. Relationships fall apart. Dinner is a disaster. But this play is not about the...
    On the surface, "Power" appears to be a simple locked-room drama. Tucker and Alice are throwing a dinner party. Tucker works for Dean and believes someone at the company is embezzling money. Tucker falls for Dean's wife, Betty. Dean and Tucker's wife, Alice, are having an affair. Everyone is caught. Relationships fall apart. Dinner is a disaster. But this play is not about the words. This play is an exploration of status. "Power" is an ambiguous dialogue. Each night in front of the audience, the cast pulls their status relationships from a hat and must then leap immediately into the play. The entire show exists in the subtext and discoveries happening in real time based upon the luck of the draw. One night, an actor will be the most powerful person on stage, the next night, they will be the outcast. Every show is completely different from performance to performance. Dynamics are fluid, moments are discovered, and the result is a show which is immensely alive. Power isn't about what is being said… it is about everything else.
  • Late Shift
    Bonnie has been working the late shift at Don's Diner for the past twenty years. It has been her second home and a source of pride. Tonight is Joe's first day as a cook at Don's Diner and he's late. As these two clash waiting for a 2:00 a.m. rush that may not ever happen, they discover that hopes and dreams come too late for some, and sometimes people are too late in their lives to make a...
    Bonnie has been working the late shift at Don's Diner for the past twenty years. It has been her second home and a source of pride. Tonight is Joe's first day as a cook at Don's Diner and he's late. As these two clash waiting for a 2:00 a.m. rush that may not ever happen, they discover that hopes and dreams come too late for some, and sometimes people are too late in their lives to make a shift. Late Shift is an exploration of the ruts that people get into, the petty day-to-day minutia that becomes exponentially important, and the tragedy of unrealized dreams as people wait for The Moment.
  • Margie's Interview
    The local elementary school needs a new arts and crafts teacher. A local lumberjack needs a new job.
  • The Camera, The Gerbil, and the Big, Wide World
    A nostalgic journey through a childhood friendship, and how a camera and a gerbil made the world huge and wonderful.
  • Hitchers
    What happens when two serial killers pick each other up on a lonely road? Sometimes the best friendships are forged in the most unusual circumstances... co-written by Kate Danley and Joe Purcell
  • Kings of the World
    3rd Place in the 10x10x10 Festival at Fells Point Corner Theater - Jeb and Bud have all the solutions to the world's problems... if only they could get off their bar stools.
  • Meet the Family
    Sue has a habit of dating monsters, but what happens when she brings a REAL monster home to meet the family?
  • Sit
    Sometimes the world tells you to sit still... and sometimes you have to realize getting unstuck is as simple as standing up.
  • Socks
    John just needs to buy a pair of socks before an important meeting, but if shopgirl Mary has her way, he will end up in quite a pair.
  • The True Meaning of Christmas
    Four mall employees try to plan the theme for the Santa's Corner picture area. But in this world of crass commercialism, will they be able to figure out the true meaning of Christmas? Probably not.