Kathryn Walat

  • B.A., creative writing, Brown University, 1996
  • M.F.A., playwriting, Yale University, 2003

"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."

Kathryn Walat | Dramatic writing, performing arts professor

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

Previous Positions

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

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.