Kathryn Walat’s play Small Town Values was first presented at the PWC’s PlayLabs 2015, and further developed at the National Playwrights Conference/Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. The year before, her Romeo & Naomi Ramirez was part of the PWC’s Ruth Easton New Play Series. Her play Creation premiered at The Theatre @ Boston Court (Pasadena), and was nominated for a 2013 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Playwriting. Victoria Martin: Math Team Queen premiered at the Women’s Project, and was published in New Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2007 (Smith & Kraus). Her politically resonant Bleeding Kansas premiered at the Hangar Theatre (Ithaca), and received a Francesca Primus citation from the American Theatre Critics Association. Other works include This Is Not Antigone (New Georges’ Germ Project); Know Dog (Salvage Vanguard, Austin); and Johnny Hong Kong (PerishableTheatre, Providence). Kate has received commissions from MCC Theatre, Yale Rep, and Actors’ Theatre of Louisville (On the Road Anthology), and has had three plays recognized on the Kilroy’s List. She is also the co-librettist, with composer Gregory Spears, of the opera Paul’s Case (Prototype Festival, Pittsburgh Opera), and co-librettist of The Echo Drift opera, which premiered at Prototype Festival in 2018. Kate is a faculty member at SUNY Albany, and splits her time between Upstate and New York City. BA Brown University, MFA Yale School of Drama.
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Core Writer Kathryn Walat's play Small Town Values will be a part of the 2016 National Playwrights' Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.