Katharine Long

Katharine Long
Larchmont, NY
Playwriting, Screenwriting, Storytelling
English
After School Program, College/University, Arts/Cultural Organizations, Community Center, K-12 Schools
Katharine Long is a playwright member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre where she also served as Literary Manager. Her plays: GRYZK, SEDALIA RUN, ARIEL BRIGHT, TWO PART HARMONY and UNSEEN FRIENDS, received their first productions there and have since been produced internationally. CASTING CORDELIA, her most recent one-act, will be published in the 2015 edition of the WESTCHESTER REVIEW. Her plays have been published by Samuel French, Broadway Play Publishing and Applause Books where ARIEL BRIGHT appeared in Ramon Delgado's collection of BEST SHORT PLAYS. Kate is a Teaching Artist with the Manhattan Theatre Club and has taught for the Westchester Sandbox Theatre, Larchmont/Mamaroneck Continuing Ed, NYU, Young Playwrights, Gotham Writer's Workshop, The Ensemble Studio Theatre Institute, Playwright Horizons, Marymount Manhattan Continuing Ed. and the 52nd St. Project. She holds a B.A. in Drama from Kenyon College.
Older adults have a wealth of experience to tap. Helping them capture and dramatize these experiences is more than inspiring -- it's fun. It's absolutely joyful to work with motivated students who have so much to say. Their familiarity with their setting and each other creates a collaborative bond that only nurtures a higher level of work. Empowering these students to tap their voice as playwrights, empowers me to be a better playwright.