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Katherine Elizabeth Ryan

educator , playwright

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.

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

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

Connections

father:
Philip Browne

mother:
Judith Lee Ryan