Kathleen Clark (Kate Clark) is an American playwright whose plays have been produced in New York, off-Broadway, and in regional and commercial theatres throughout the U.S. and Canada. Her new play, What We May Be, directed by Gregg Edelman, was produced in August, 2019, on the Fitzpatrick Main Stage at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge. The cast included Penny Fuller, Dee Hoty, Count Stovall, Carson Elrod, Carla Duren and Samantha Hill.
Her play, Let's Live A Little, was produced at the Invisible Theatre in 2017. A Letter to My Children was part of the Primary Stages 2017 'Morning in America' presentation at the Cherry Lane, NYC. Her new play, The March, was presented in 2018 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'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.
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 Samuel French Publishing.
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 Festival, directed by Jayne Atkinson. Awilda is 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.
Ms. Clark spent six years as a faculty member in the MFA Writing for Stage and Screen low residency program at the New Hampshire Institue of Art. The program involved two residencies per year in Peterborough as well as mentoring writers between residencies.
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