Kathleen Clark (Kate Clark) is an American playwright whose plays have been produced in New York, Off-Broadway, and in regional and commercial theatres widely throughout the U.S. and Canada. Her new play, What We May Be was produced on the Fitzpatrick Main Stage at the Berkshire Theatre Group in Stockbridge. The cast included Penny Fuller, Dee Hoty, Count Stovall, Carson Elrod, Carla Duren and Samantha Hill and was directed by Gregg Edelman.
Ms. Clark's play, Southern Comforts, directed by Judith Ivey, starring Penny Fuller and Larry Keith, was produced at Primary Stages in NYC following a production at the Coconut Grove Playhouse with Dixie Carter and Hal Holbrook and a staged reading at the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference.
Numerous regional productions of Southern Comforts followed, including Theatre Works in Palo Alto, the International City Theatre with Michael Learned, the Garry Marshall Theatre with Miss Learned and the Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Southern Comforts was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award.
Her comedy, In The Mood, was produced on the Main Stage of the Berkshire Theatre Festival , directed by Marc Bruni , and the Invisible Theatre in Tucson, directed by Susan Claassen.
Secrets Of A Soccer Mom, directed by Judith Ivey, was produced off
Broadway and has since been produced throughout the U.S. and
Canada. Southern Comforts and Secrets Of A Soccer Mom are available through Concord Theatricals (Samuel French) Publishing.
Her play, Let's Live A Little, was produced at the Invisible Theatre. Letter to My Children was part of the Primary Stages 'Morning in America' presentation at the Cherry Lane, NYC. Her new play, The March, was presented as a special event on the one year anniversary of the Women's March on Washington at the Invisible Theatre and at the Boston Center for the Arts.
Ms. Clark was twice selected to attend
the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference with her plays Southern Comforts and Banner. Banner was produced in NYC and Los Angeles. She was the recipient of a New Jersey Council of the Arts Playwriting Fellowship.
Her play, Awilda, a semifinalist for the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, had a reading at the Berkshire Theatre Group, directed by Jayne Atkinson. Awilda was a finalist for the 2020 Southwest Theatre Productions competition. Her comedy, The Way We Dance, was presented in a reading at the NJ Repertory Theatre and in NYC, directed by Marsha Mason, with original songs by Danny Abosch. Other reading series development work includes Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Stage & Film, Manhattan Theatre Club and the LA Center Theatre Group.
As a teaching artist, she has served on the faculty of the MFA Writing for Stage and Screen low residency program at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. The program involved two residencies per year in Peterborough as well as mentoring writers between residencies. She is currently on the faculty of the MFA Creative Writing low residency program at Fairfield University.
Ms. Clark has worked as Assistant to Artistic Director at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Literary Manager of Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Script Coordinator at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference and as an associate to Jane Harmon in the NYC theatrical producing office of Jane Harmon Associates.
Spouse: Richard Frankel Children: Joshua, Clark and Elisabeth Frankel