LECTURER IN PLAYWRITING
at Oakland University in Rochester Michigan.
6111 Thorncrest Drive
Bloomfield Hills, MI. 48301
Kitty is an award-winning playwright whose work been performed across the country for the past twenty-five years. Her latest play, RIGHTS OF PASSAGE is her sixth world premiere and seventh play to be produced at the Jewish Ensemble Theatre in suburban Detroit. Other productions at the JET include THE BLANK PAGE, COMING OF AGE, THE DAY WE MET, CHANGE OF LIFE, DANCE LIKE NO ONE’S WATCHING, and THE LAST RESORT. Kitty has also received productions at Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, MI, the BoarsHead Theatre in Lansing, MI. and the Live Oak Theatre in Austin, Texas. Her one acts have been performed in numerous festivals and competitions across the country including The American Globe Festival, Heartlande Theatre’s Play-by-Play Marathon, Tipping Point’s Sandbox Festival, Boxfest Detroit, The Vitality Festival, and the Samuel French Play Competition. Kitty was named Playwright-in-Residence at the JET in 2004 and has also served as a dramaturg at the JET and the Attic Theatre for several new productions. She has received two individual artist grants from the Michigan Council for the Arts as well as a Jewish Woman in the Arts Award for her body of work over the past twenty-five years. In addition, she has been a Lecturer for the past twenty years at Oakland University where she teaches classes in beginning and advanced playwriting. She is also a frequent speaker at writer’s conferences.
Equal parts comedy and drama, RIGHTS OF PASSAGE consists of 5 short plays that explore the defining moments in the journey of life from bris to shiva. 6 actors (4 female, 2 male) play multiple roles. The script and reviews are available upon request.