KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

September 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kari Bentley-Quinn is a playwright based in New York City. Her plays have been presented at or developed with Lesser America, Mission to (dit)Mars, The Secret Theatre, Caps Lock Theater, Artemisia Theater, The Brick Theater, Packawallop Productions, Lark Play Development Center, Fringe NYC, NYMadness, and more. Kari’s full length plays include PAPER CRANES (Backstage Critic’s Pick), THE UNLIKELY ASCENT OF SYBIL STEVENS (The Secret Theatre New Voices Project), THE OCEAN THOUGHT NOTHING (O’Neill Conference Finalist), PREPARED (Kilroys List Honorable Mention), and THE WORST MOTHER IN THE WORLD (BAPF 2017 Finalist). She has been a finalist for the O’Neill NPC, Leah Ryan FEWW Prize, Ashland New Plays Festival, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, The Playwrights Realm Writing Fellows Program, and the Public Theater Emerging Writers Group.  Kari has a BA in Theatre Arts from Pace University and an MFA in Playwriting from Hunter College, where she studied with Tina Howe, Mark Bly and Arthur Kopit. At Hunter, she was the recipient of the Rita and Burton Goldberg Playwriting Award.

Kathleen Warnock is a playwright and editor. She founded and curates Drunken! Careening! Writers!, and occasionally uses her creative license to include her own work in the series. Her short play, “How to Get Married in Five Steps and 17 Years” is a nominee for Outstanding Short Script at the New York Innovative Theater Awards. She will perform the play in its entirety. Don’t worry. It really is short.

Doric Wilson (February 24, 1939 – May 7, 2011) was an American playwright, director, producer, critic and gay rights activist. Wilson founded TOSOS--The Other Side of Silence, NYC’s oldest professional LGBTQ theater. Two of his favorite actors, Jamie Heinlein and Karen Stanion, will perform monologues from some of his great women characters.

Drunken! Careening! Writers! is a reading series based on the proposition that all readings should be by: 1) Good Writers; 2) Who read their work well; 3) Something in it makes people laugh (nervous laughter counts.) Since 2004.