Who Are the Playwrights

Kate Cortesi

Resident Playwright

2016 — 2025

Kate Cortesi is a Brooklyn- and Boston-based playwright from Washington D.C. Plays: Love (Marin Theatre Company directed by Mike Donahue, Sky Cooper New American Play Prize winner, two-time Kilroys List, Ojai Playwrights Conference, South Coast Rep New Scripts, WP Theater/Colt Coeur Parity Fest), Is Edward Snowden Single? (The Jungle Theater directed by Christina Baldwin, Single Carrot Theater, The Pool/New Ohio directed by Kate Bergstrom, Dorset Theatre Festival, Platform Presents New Play Award finalist), Great Kills (Princess Grace Award winner, Premiere Stages New Play Festival), One More Less (NYFA Award winner, Relentless Award finalist, Playwrights Horizons New Works Lab directed by Robert O'Hara), A Patron of the Arts (Cherry Lane Mentor Project, KIT Italia, South Coast Rep New Scripts), and Citizens Uniteda short comedy for young performers about the Supreme Court ruling.  Cortesi's work has been seen across the country and internationally, including in translation, and is published by Samual French. Commissions: Playwrights Horizons, South Coast Rep, Keen Theatre Company. Awards/honors: New Dramatists, Huntington Playwriting Fellowship, NYFA Fellowship, Princess Grace Award, Columbia University's Karen Brownstein Award, and three time Kilroy’s List. Cortesi has taught writing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Riker’s Island and lots of places in between. She's written plenty of scripts for film and TV as well. For more, please visit Katecortesi.com