Katherine Vondy

Katherine Vondy

Katherine Vondy is a Los Angeles-based writer and director whose credits span theater, film and literature. Kat is the recipient of the Davey Foundation Theatre Grant for her play The Fermi Paradox, which subsequently received a week-long workshop with the Salt Lake Acting Company. Her play The Ocean Deep was a semi-finalist for the 2018 O'Neill NPC. The recipient of dramatic writing residencies from the...
Katherine Vondy is a Los Angeles-based writer and director whose credits span theater, film and literature. Kat is the recipient of the Davey Foundation Theatre Grant for her play The Fermi Paradox, which subsequently received a week-long workshop with the Salt Lake Acting Company. Her play The Ocean Deep was a semi-finalist for the 2018 O'Neill NPC. The recipient of dramatic writing residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, Starry Night, Wildacres and the Voice and Vision ENVISION Retreat, Kat's plays have been developed with the HBMG Foundation/Creede Repertory Theatre, Paper Wing Theatre Company, and The Vagrancy (where she currently serves as playwriting group moderator). As a director, Kat recently helmed The Complete Human Experience, a live show from noted musical comedy group Lost Moon Radio. She also directed the world premieres of All Terrain Theater's Suddenly Split and Swiping Over by Tracy Held Potter, and Jon Caren's Friends In Transient Places with Fresh Produce'd LA. The Broken Heart of Gnocchi Bolognese, her award-winning short film, has screened at festivals worldwide and is distributed by Shorts International and PlayFestivalFilms. More information about all her creative work is available at katherinevondy.com.

Plays

  • The Fermi Paradox
    Love. Betrayal. And a dance competition in outer space.

    After his co-pilot dies during a maintenance spacewalk, astronaut Joseph Morgan suddenly finds himself orbiting Earth alone. Faced with the joint stresses of a failing mission and utter solitude, Joseph is soon lost in memories of his friendship with the now-deceased Pilot Robert Charles, as well as reflections on his deteriorating...
    Love. Betrayal. And a dance competition in outer space.

    After his co-pilot dies during a maintenance spacewalk, astronaut Joseph Morgan suddenly finds himself orbiting Earth alone. Faced with the joint stresses of a failing mission and utter solitude, Joseph is soon lost in memories of his friendship with the now-deceased Pilot Robert Charles, as well as reflections on his deteriorating relationship with his girlfriend, Adrienne. But Joseph’s ruminations take a turn for the absurd when his ship is boarded by an alien life form, accompanied by a troupe of four dancing scientists from the 1950s.

    Juxtaposing book clubs and reality television with the mysteries of the cosmos, The Fermi Paradox tells a universal--literally!--story about trying to understand the ways we hurt and are hurt by the people we love.
  • The Ocean Deep
    After the devastating failure of her latest research project, marine biologist Doris is struggling to get her career back on track--until her best friend Marie shows up for an unexpected visit. To the surprise of all the sea creatures in the lab, Marie inspires Doris to embark upon a study of the lab's newest addition, a rare dragonfish. But with her attention focused on uncovering the secrets of her...
    After the devastating failure of her latest research project, marine biologist Doris is struggling to get her career back on track--until her best friend Marie shows up for an unexpected visit. To the surprise of all the sea creatures in the lab, Marie inspires Doris to embark upon a study of the lab's newest addition, a rare dragonfish. But with her attention focused on uncovering the secrets of her unusual specimen, Doris fails to realize that Marie has a number of dark secrets of her own. And as these secrets float to the surface, the boundaries between who is doing the studying and who is being studied start to disappear.
  • The Snake God of Fiji (A Hedda Gabler Prequel)
    In Ibsen’s play, Hedda Gabler burns the manuscript written by Eilert Lövborg, her former lover. The world never knew what was written in that book.

    Until now.

    Exploring the roles that memory and desire have in storytelling, The Snake God of Fiji (A Hedda Gabler Prequel) tells the peculiar tale of this mysterious book’s creation.
  • Drift
    During the summer of 2006, a college geology professor brings his wife and teenage children along on one of his student's research trips--a trip that begins the slow process of fracturing the entire family. A decade later, as the student attempts to come to terms with the past, the four members of the family must each try to come to terms with their futures.
  • Road Trip
    When an innocuous-seeming road trip turns out to reveal moments from Sam and Riley's future, they are forced to make a decision about the direction of their relationship.