Kelli Colaco

Kelli Colaco

Kelli Colaco’s writing credits include the plays, Hazardous Materials, You Are My Sunshine (Semi Finalist, Eugene O'Neill National Playwright’s Conference, 2014,) The Meeting, the monologue series In The Name of Love, and the original webisode series, The Meek Shall Inherit.

You Are My Sunshine staged readings include: The Tides Theatre, San Francisco 2014, directed by Tracy Ward and in 2013...
Kelli Colaco’s writing credits include the plays, Hazardous Materials, You Are My Sunshine (Semi Finalist, Eugene O'Neill National Playwright’s Conference, 2014,) The Meeting, the monologue series In The Name of Love, and the original webisode series, The Meek Shall Inherit.

You Are My Sunshine staged readings include: The Tides Theatre, San Francisco 2014, directed by Tracy Ward and in 2013 at Ripley Grier Studios in New York City, directed by Kelli Colaco. The Meeting enjoyed a staged reading in 2010 at Ripley Grier Studios, NYC.

As well, You Are My Sunshine and The Meeting had developmental readings in The 72nd Street Gang, a New York City writing collective that has includes Jon Marans, Julia Gibson, Enid Graham, Kenneth Jones, Robert Sella, Jeff Talbott and Stephen Kaplan, among others.
Currently, Kelli is working on her fourth play, Underbelly, assisted by developmental readings at Playground, ‘The Bay Area’s Leading Playwright Incubator,’ in Berkeley, California.
Kelli is also pleased to recently join the The Mad Hannans Documentary Team as a writer and Assistant Editor.

Plays

  • You Are My Sunshine
    Newly Revised with a nuanced Woody Guthrie style folk song narrative, You Are My Sunshine is a multi-decade character study of a man of mythic American proportions whose passions and demons lead to tragedy. Based on a true story.
  • Hazardous Materials
    Two unlikely Middle Eastern strangers, Peter, a successful English businessman from London, and Philip, a Palestinian office manager with bipolar disorder — who has spontaneously quit his job and is hell-bent on working with Dr. Dre — find themselves seated together on an Airbus from Toronto to New York City. When life gets turbulent and ratcheted by prejudice and paranoia, our truest selves come to call.