Kathryn Grant

Plays written by Kathryn Grant



Aliyah – (3M,3W) When Aliyah, a recent convert to a new age style church, is attacked and almost killed, she is thrust into a world of connection that she never dreamed possible.

Half Empty Half Fool – (4M,2W) It’s the summer of 1968 and in the ballroom of the Hotel Dupont, the members of The Delaware Association of the Handicapped have come together for a swell party now in full swing.

The Khmer Shiva – (2M,3W) When a prized Hindu deity is stolen from a wealthy entrepreneur’s home, nature erupts and mysterious forces are unleashed that will change a family forever.


Kathryn Grant grew up in the Philadelphia area and moved to New York to study acting at the Juilliard School, eventually appearing in over 100 plays in New York and around the country. She began writing as a member of the American Renaissance Theater workshop where artists are encouraged to explore all areas in the theater. Her first full-length play, The Wound of Love, received the Berilla Kerr Award in playwriting and went on to full productions at the Actors Studio, Penguin Repertory Theater, the John Houseman Studio Theater and Provincetown Repertory Theater. Alvin Klein writing for the New York Times said of her work, “She writes with astounding tenderness … I wouldn’t trade her flair for a first encounter. Not for the whole real world on a plate.” Her play, Wonderful Counselor was presented in developmental workshops and readings at the Barrow Group Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater, Urban Stages, The Actors Studio Playwright and Director’s Unit, the Abingdon Theater and LAByrinth Theater’s Summer Intensive. Revised and retitled as The Good Counselor, it garnered the Jerry Kaufman Award in Playwriting and the 2010 Premiere Stages Festival Award. In the summer of 2010, John Wooten directed a full production of this play as part of the Premiere Stages season. She consequently won a citation from The 2011 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for the same play. Her play Handicapped People in Their Formal Attire received a workshop production at the Actor’s Studio and will receive a full production at Premiere Stages as the winner of the 2012 Premiere Stages Festival Award. Other plays include Beyond the Verse and Remembering Naomi and have been featured in Ensemble Theater’s Octoberfest, the Actors Studio Playwright and Director’s Unit and the American Renaissance Theater’s Spring Series.


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