Kathleen Reichelt

Kathleen Reichelt

Kathleen Reichelt is a playwright, performer and program director for the Thousand Islands Film & Stage in Canada. Recipient of The Evan Hughes Playwright Award for the one-act comedy "Who Killed The Curator" and founder of The Garage Theatre in Toronto (2008 - 2012), Reichelt is a contributing writer to the NYC art journal Arteidolia, and co-founder of 253469.

Plays

  • 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. It is a story of an artist struggling with addiction and mental health, and the hope that can be found in friendship and compassion.
    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 about a family and their relationship with art. Siblings visit an exhibition and discuss philosophy, tradition, death, their artist father 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
    Two birds sailing on a body of water.
    Where are they going?
    Will they agree? To? Truth? Change? Constant? Reason? Certainty?
    Will they say yes? Will they say no?
    An absurdist two hander for romantics.
  • What Happened To Henry
    Four characters meet online during a video call to talk about what happened to Henry. Written to address the existential crisis of 2020. How and where we exist, responding and relating with and without being virtual.
  • It Happens In Threes
    A lyrical monologue that moves forwards and backwards with intense colour and physical motion, digging, dancing, pulling, folding, pushing and piecing together the parts of the number three. Existential and absurd.
    Presented for an audience at the Thousand Islands Film & Stage studio in 2019.
  • End Of The Alphabet
    A ten minute two hander. After declaring "___ is dead", Zee and Zed argue. One wants to stay, one wants to leave. Absurd, comical, quick and physical.
  • 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.