Tori Keenan-Zelt
Affiliated Writer
New Haven, CT
I write question-based plays that chart emotional territory through heightened theatrical worlds. Many of them decide to be comedies.

Originally and proudly from Pittsburgh, Tori writes curiosity-chasing plays that sniff out in-between spaces in big theatre to change the world. Many of them decide to be comedies.

Her current and recent work includes [nbd]SephAir Space (Kilroys 5 Most Recommended Plays, Ingram New Works Lab, Princess Grace Finalist), Egypt Play, or The Misses Blake on a Holiday Jihad (InterAct 20/20 Finalist), Truth Dare... (Best Ensemble Pittsburgh Fringe, Kilroys Long List, Princess Grace Finalist), Episode #121: Catfight! (Yale Cabaret), and others.

She has developed/presented work around the country, including at The Lark, The O’Neill, Yale Cabaret, Nashville Rep, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, NMSU/High Desert, Fresh Ground Pepper, #serials@theflea, Pittsburgh Fringe, The Actors' Studio, The Drama Book Shop, Cold Basement, and beside unsuspecting Chipotle patrons.

Recently, she has been an Ingram New Works Lab Playwright, a Playwrights’ Center Core Apprentice, a Fresh Ground Pepper PlayGround PlayGrouper, a Lark Dramaturgy Fellow, and has written for Colonial Williamsburg’s PBS education series. She has been named an Emmy Nominee, Kilroys Lister, Jerome Finalist, Princess Grace Finalist, Playwrights of New York Nominee, and some other things. 

Right now, she is a member of the EST Playwrights Unit, Bastard Playground @ The Drama League, Mission to (dit)Mars Propulsion Lab, The Actors' Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit, & the Dramatists Guild. Some of her short plays are published by Next Stage Press. AB, Harvard. MFA, NYU Tisch. Rep: Amy Wagner, Abrams Artists Agency.

Agent Information

Amy Wagner
Abrams Artists Agency