Kate Christensen

Kathleen Clark

MFA Writing for Stage and Screen Faculty


email - KathleenClark@nhia.edu
website - kathleenclarkplaywright.com

Kathleen 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, Garry Marshall's  Falcon Theatre  with Miss Learned and the Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Southern Comforts was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and is still regularly produced throughout the country.

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's play, Awilda, a semifinalist for the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference,  had a summer, 2015 reading at the Berkshire Theatre Festival directed by Jayne Atkinson.   Her comedy, The Way We Dance,  will have a reading at the NJ Repertory Theatre in the fall.  Let's Live A Little, a collection of Ms. Clark's one acts, will be produced in 2016 at Tucson's Invisible Theatre.

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. 

In addition to playwriting, she has worked as Assistant to Artistic Director Nikos Psacharopoulos 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 (Driving Miss Daisy). 

She is married to theatrical producer and 54 Below proprietor Richard Frankel and has three children.  For more information go to kathleenclarkplaywright.com