Kathleen Reichelt

Kathleen Reichelt

Kathleen Reichelt is a playwright, performer and program director for the Thousand Islands Film & Stage Artist Residency 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
    Written in 2020, this three woman play is based on the last two years of Vincent Van Gogh's life. A full length drama 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.
    This play...
    Written in 2020, this three woman play is based on the last two years of Vincent Van Gogh's life. A full length drama 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.
    This play has not yet been staged so has limited options for productions.
  • 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, this piece was presented for a small audience at the Thousand Islands Film & Stage studio in 2019.
  • In The Room
    What do the art pieces in a gallery talk about when you're not in the room? And what do they say about you after you've left? Three friends visit an exhibition and consider abstraction from different perspectives. Presented as a workshop reading for a small audience at the Thousand Islands Film & Stage studio in 2018.
  • Spell Of The Hippodrome
    Underwater dreams of a French-wave revolution devised by members of 253469 using shadow projection, everyday objects and bodies in movement . Integrating coloured filters, contained liquid, live drawing on overhead projection with electronic audio. Presented at Nuit Blanche, Toronto 2013 and The Art Zoo, Toronto 2014.
  • Accidental Episode
    A post-modern one-act that explores consciousness, choice and political engagement in an absurd and frightening 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 produced for the public at the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto stage in 2009. This 16 page script can be a 15 minute...
    A post-modern one-act that explores consciousness, choice and political engagement in an absurd and frightening 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 produced 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.
  • Who Killed The Curator
    A farcical 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.
  • End Of The Alphabet
    After declaring "___ is dead", Zee and Zed argue over whether or not this is true or can be changed. 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 Open Doors event in May 2007. The installation was a room with 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 Open Doors event in May 2007. The installation was a room with 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.