Kathryn Walat

Kathryn Walat

Kathryn Walat

  • B.A., creative writing, Brown University, 1996
  • M.F.A., playwriting, Yale University, 2003
First year at SCAD:

"Teaching is an integral part of my own creative life as a playwright. Being around enthusiastic, gutsy young writers feeds me artistically, and my time in the classroom allows me to investigate more closely my own writing process and ideas about the dramatic production, theatrical history and the literature of plays."


Productions of plays at theaters across the country, including off-Broadway

Awards, recognition and honors

Francesca Primus Citation 2010 from the American Theatre Critics Association; publication in "New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2007"; recipient, Audrey Wood Scholarship, Yale School of Drama; play commissions from MCC theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse and Actors Theatre of Louisville


Playwrights' Coalition, MCC theater; Affiliated Playwright, New Georges theater company; Phi Beta Kappa

Publications and presentations


  • "Bleeding Kansas," Samuel French, 2011
  • "Know Dog," Playscripts, 2010
  • "Miss Electricity," Playscripts, 2010
  • "Dramatics Magazine," 2008
  • "New Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2007," Smith & Kraus, 2008
  • "Victoria Martin: Math Team Queen," Samuel French, 2008
  • "Humana Festival 2007: Complete Plays," 2008
  • "New Monologues: for Women by Women II," 2005
  • "Know Dog," Salvage Vanguard Press, 2004
  • "International Women's Playwriting Anthology," 2003.

Previous Positions

Adjunct assistant professor, theater department at Marymount Manhattan College; visiting lecturer, college seminar program at Yale University

Courses Taught

  • MPRA 201 Survey of Theater and Drama I
  • MPRA 204 Survey of Theater and Drama II
  • MPRA 215 Playwriting
  • MPRA 315 Advanced Playwriting
  • DWRI 708 Forms in Playwriting