Kathleen Reichelt

Kathleen Reichelt

Kathleen Reichelt is an award winning playwright, founder of The Garage Theatre in Toronto, and co-founder of the Thousand Islands Film & Stage in Canada. In 2020 the playwright was awarded a Theatre Projects Grant from the Ontario Arts Council to develop a new script in 2021. In 2020 she became a produced playwright member of the Dramatist Guild of America. A performer, poet and playwright, Kathleen has...
Kathleen Reichelt is an award winning playwright, founder of The Garage Theatre in Toronto, and co-founder of the Thousand Islands Film & Stage in Canada. In 2020 the playwright was awarded a Theatre Projects Grant from the Ontario Arts Council to develop a new script in 2021. In 2020 she became a produced playwright member of the Dramatist Guild of America. A performer, poet and playwright, Kathleen has appeared on stages in Toronto, Montreal and New York City with such notable luminaries as Canadian legend bill bissett. Influenced by the beat movement, Reichelt has been part of mail art exchanges, her artwork shaped by the 4 year exchange of words and collage with the late NYC poet Steve Dalachinsky. Kathleen has worked behind the scenes in film making, has had reviews published in Arteidolia and Sensitive Skin Magazine and artwork published by Three Rooms Press in their annual Maintenant Journal of Contemporary Dada.

Plays

  • Ride In The Park
    A play about the levity and brevity of two people moving in and out of love in four scenes and four rides at an amusement park.
    Created for Tiny Theatre's closet reading series, 2021. A live-feed reading scheduled for February 14, 2021. Find Tiny Theatre on Facebook.
  • Her Vincent Sky
    A full length drama for three woman play based on the last two years of Vincent Van Gogh's life. Set between the days at the famous Yellow House with Paul Gauguin to the mysterious death by gunshot while in the company of Dr Gachet, this story challenges the idea that artists are bound by reality.
    Written in 2020. This play has not been staged.
  • (The Things That Are Said When You're Not) In The Room
    A full length comedy-drama that questions the role of the museum and tradition in art. Visitors to a gallery discuss philosophy, death and what it means to be normal. When they're not in the room, the art has something to say about them too.
    An early draft was presented as a workshop reading at the Thousand Islands Film & Stage studio in 2018.
  • Who Killed the Curator
    A comedy that takes place in a contemporary art gallery in the early 2000s. Curators fight for funding, artists bloat for attention and one stray art buyer can't take home a photograph in a gallery where nothing is for sale.
    Winner of the 2008 Evan Hughes Award One Act contest in Niagara Falls, Canada.
  • Accidental Episode
    A post-modern one-act that explores consciousness, choice and political engagement in an absurd dystopia. On the surface two actors climb ladders in a bleak landscape of tradition. Under the surface the captain and crew keep watch for threats made by an unknown Enemy. First performed for the public at the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto stage in 2009. This 16 page script can be a 15 minute - 40 minute...
    A post-modern one-act that explores consciousness, choice and political engagement in an absurd dystopia. On the surface two actors climb ladders in a bleak landscape of tradition. Under the surface the captain and crew keep watch for threats made by an unknown Enemy. First performed for the public at the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto stage in 2009. This 16 page script can be a 15 minute - 40 minute performance, with/without the use of suggested repetition.
  • Bird Clipper Pitch
    An absurdist two hander for romantics.
  • the argument
    An absurd dialogue of four voices in a brain. Written in 2002 and later recorded as a 6 minute audio play for a performance installation at the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto during the city wide Doors Open event in May 2007. The installation was a room made of plastic walls approximately 6x6 foot wide and 12 feet high. At the centre a stand displayed eggs in a bowl of water, around which 8 - 10 audience...
    An absurd dialogue of four voices in a brain. Written in 2002 and later recorded as a 6 minute audio play for a performance installation at the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto during the city wide Doors Open event in May 2007. The installation was a room made of plastic walls approximately 6x6 foot wide and 12 feet high. At the centre a stand displayed eggs in a bowl of water, around which 8 - 10 audience members stood for the duration of the recording.