KATHRYN PETERSEN
Playwright/Actress/Educator

 

BIO

Kathryn Petersen is a playwright, actress and teacher residing near Philadelphia.  A member of the Dramatist’s Guild, Kathryn has had eleven plays produced and three published. Treasure Island the Panto, commissioned and originally produced by People’s Light, was published by Playscripts Inc in 2013.  It has had several productions since, most recently in Perth, Australia.   Cinderella, originally produced in 2008garnered thirteen Philadelphia Barrymore Award nominations, including a nomination for Outstanding New Play of 2008. Arthur’s Stone, Merlin’s Fire, published by the Dramatic Publishing Company, has been produced by schools and theaters nationally and internationally. Currently she's working on a new panto in collaboration with Michael Ogborn, composer and lyricist--Little Red Robin Hood

A member of the Actor’s Equity Association, she has appeared in over seventy productions regionally; most recently, Dolly Levi in The Matchmaker and Helen Alving in Ghosts at People's Light:  Angie in At the Old Place and  Karen Weston in August: Osage County both at the Arden Theater in Philadelphia.  She is a graduate of Temple University's MFA in playwriting program, a company member at People's Light, and an Associate Professor of Theater at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA.