Salon with me & Katelynn Kenney!
It's right around the corner . . . the next Salon is in one week! ON 3/24, we gather for returning playwright Katelynn Kenney's latest:
Mr. Bell was a walking cliche looking for a story to write, and he found one in an unlikely place —a panhandling performer named Puck. The story he was given: the origin and adventure of two girls raised by a goblin in a magical world hidden among New York City's underground. When Puck disappears, two girls find their way to Mr. Bell's doorstep, claiming Puck as their guardian. Their mission: to find their Puck at all costs. And, when a secret goblin plot unravels, maybe save humanity in the process. Goblin Girls is a contemporary fairy tale, coming-of-age story, and morality play, about the misfits of the world and how humans can often be more monstrous than the monsters in their own stories.
Katelynn Kenney's produced plays include ASWANG, GAMES, and MUSE, mounted as a part of the Claire Donaldson New Play Festival, Nightmare on Student Street (by Augustana Collaborative Theatrical Society), and the Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Spring One-Act Play Competition, respectively. Her full-length plays, VOID, GOBLIN GIRLS, and WENDELL AND PAN, have all received readings; the first two were presented at the Einhorn School of Performing Arts and the last was a part of Skeleton Rep's Salon Series. VOID was a 2017 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference semi-finalist. Her plays share a dark comedic bite and a healthy dose of magic and whimsy. Kenney has also written a short film, Queen's Knight, which is in post-production, and co-wrote two short films that were listed in the top 40 of the 2015 and 2016 Asian American Film Lab's 72-hour Shoot-Out, ’15 having been judged by playwright David Henry Hwang. She continues her studies at Primary Stages, with industry professionals including Leah Nanako Winkler, A. Rey Pamatmat, Melissa Ross, and Edwin Sanchez, and received her B.A. from Augustana University, with majors in theatre, English, and a minor in journalism.
The return of the Salon Series this past weekend with Lora Danley's Surprise Surprise was dynamite! A mighty thank you to everyone who came out to support new work, build community, and celebrate Dani Martineck's birthday!