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Katherine Elizabeth Ryan

Katherine Elizabeth Ryan, American playwright, educator. Achievements include innovative approach to playwriting using documentary form, often combining real speech with created dialogue. Recipient James E. Michael prize in Playwriting, Kenyon College, 1994; Goldberg scholar study with Playwright Maria Irene Fornes, Flea Theater, 2001, John Daughter of and Catherine T. MacArthur scholar in creative writing, Brooklyn College, 2002.

Background

  • Ryan, Katherine Elizabeth was born on October 4, 1973 in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States. Daughter of Philip Browne and Judith Lee Ryan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 1996. Master of Fine Arts, Bklyn College City University of New York, 2004.

    Career

    • Committee member Pataphysics Playwriting Workshops, Flea Theater, New York City. Co-curator and co-producer Little Theatre at Tonic. Core member 13 Playwrights, since 2004.

      Resident playwright Hothouse Playwright's Festival Annex Theatre, Seattle, 2004.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include innovative approach to playwriting using documentary form, often combining real speech with created dialogue.

    Works

    • Author: (plays) Electronica, 1998 (Blueprint Series for Emerging Directors Ontological Theater, New York City), Design Your Kitchen, 2004 (premiere production New Plays Series Flea Theater, New York City).

    Membership

    Vol. theater artist, mentor and tutor 52nd St. Project, New York City, 1998—2000.

    Connections

    • father: Philip Browne
    • mother: Judith Lee Ryan
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    Born October 4, 1973
    (age 43)
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    • 1996
      Kenyon College
    • 2004
      Bklyn College City University of New York
    • 2004
      core member, 13 Playwrights