|Name Kathleen Clark|
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Kathleen (Kate) Clark is an American playwright whose plays include Southern Comforts, In the Mood, Secrets of a Soccer Mom, Banner, and Let's Live A Little.
Clark was raised in Mine Hill Township, New Jersey, lived in Connecticut for twelve years and currently lives in Leonia, NJ. She moved to Leonia, New Jersey in 1994. Her play Southern Comforts, directed by Judith Ivey and starring Penny Fuller and Larry Keith, was produced at Primary Stages in NYC following a production at the Coconut Grove Playhouse with Dixie Carter and Hal Holbrook. Numerous regional productions of Southern Comforts followed, including the International City Theatre and Falcon Theatre with Miss Michael Learned. Secrets Of A Soccer Mom, directed by Judith Ivey, was produced off Broadway and has since been produced throughout the U.S. "Southern Comforts" was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Her play In The Mood was produced at the Berkshire Theatre Festival directed by Marc Bruni. Let's Live A Little, a new play, was produced in April, 2017 at Tucson's Invisible Theatre, as part of their 2016-17 season.
Ms. Clark was twice selected to attend the Eugene O’Neill National Playwright Conference with her plays Southern Comforts and Banner. Her play "Awilda" was a semifinalist for the 2014 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference and had a reading at the Berkshire Theatre Festival directed by Jayne Atkinson in the 2015 season. Clark's play, "The Way We Dance" had readings at the NJ Repertory Theatre and in NYC directed by Marsha Mason. She is a guest lecturer for the low residency MFA Writing for Stage and Screen program at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. ....Spouse: Richard Frankel......Children: Joshua, Clark and Elisabeth Frankel......... For more information: kathleenclarkplaywright.com