Colin McKenna

Colin McKenna is a New York-based playwright. His plays include The Secret Agenda of Trees (Cherry Lane Mentor Project, The Wild Project NYC), Parking Lot Lonely Heart (Boomerang Theatre, NYC), Pastures of Plenty (La MaMa ETC, NYC), Any-Body (Actors Theatre of Louisville) and Last Horseman. Colin’s plays have been developed at Cherry Lane, Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and the Dramatists Guild, where he was a Dramatist Guild Playwrighting Fellow. Colin was named The National Theatre Conference’s Stavis Award for Outstanding Emerging Playwright for his play The Secret Agenda of Trees, which also won The John Golden Playwriting Award, The Goldberg Prize at NYU, and was selected as a finalist by Edward Albee for the Yale Drama Series. He holds degrees from Fordham University, Columbia University, and NYU Tisch, where he earned an MFA in Dramatic Writing and was awarded the Goldberg Playwrighting Fellowship and full scholarship. Colin is currently at work on a new play, Cold Snap.

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