Kelleen Conway Blanchard
Kelleen Conway Blanchard's play, The Blood Countess, is currently running in New York City! She has been seen/produced at Annex Theatre, Pony World Theater, Bumbershoot with the Project Room, Weird and Awesome, Macha Monkey, Balagan Theatre, Seattle Playwright's Collective, 12 Minutes Max , 14/48, Spin the Bottle and as part of FringeACT. Outside of Seattle, her plays have been part of Eight Tens at Eight in Santa Cruz, the 2nd Annual Festival of New Short Plays in Belfast, Maine and Perishable Theatre’s Women’s Playwriting Festival. Look for her upcoming collaboration with Keira McDonald in Blonde with the Wind and for Kittens in a Cage, the web series, produced by Stoic Entertainment (based on her Gregory Award nominated play!) http://www.kittensinacage.com/
Leonie has an extensive background as an actor and writer. She studied in New York City with Stella Adler. She is currently working on a new play about the Salem Witch Trials which she hopes to have finished this summer. She has worked with Freehold Theatre in writing workshops and is a member of the Next Wave Playwrights Project. She had a play performed in Candlelight Stories just this past January and is excited to be a part of the Love Sucks team.
Anna Tatelman holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans. Her plays have previously been produced by organizations such as the Detroit Repertory Theatre, Femuscripts, Mid-America Theatre Conference, Centerstage Theatre, and Intramural Theatre. Her play Life on the Moon was the 2017 winner of the Triad Shakes Theatre’s New Play Competition and of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Inkslinger Playwriting Competition. Excerpts from Anna’s plays have been included in Smith and Kraus’ forthcoming Best Male Monologues of 2023 anthology, American Theatre magazine’s podcast “The Subtext,” McGraw’s 12 Plays/2500 Years anthology, and the literary journal Wordgathering. When not posing as the female reincarnation of Tennessee Williams, Anna can usually be found drinking too much caffeine, befriending feral cats, and/or eating ice cream.
Carolynne Wilcox (she/they) is a bilingual, Latine theatre artist who has produced, performed, written and designed collateral artwork for regional and local stage productions.
Their work has been showcased locally at Book-It Rep, Village Theatre, The Shattered Glass Project, Latino Theatre Project and eSe Teatro to name a few.
Carolynne has an MFA in Original Works from Towson University in Maryland. More info available at www.Carolynne-Wilcox.com.
Matthew Ivan Bennett
Matthew Ivan Bennett is our guest playwright living in Salt Lake City, Utah. Matthew has been a Resident Playwright of Plan-B Theatre Company since 2007, where he’s premiered several stage and radio plays, including “Eric(a),” which won Best Drama at United Solo Theatre Festival in New York. His feature film, “The Whole Lot” was an Official Selection at the Philadelphia and Kansas City Independent Film Festivals in 2022, and will appear at Mumbai Indie-Fest in February. He's currently working on a radio adaptation of Sherlock Holmes' "The Final Problem" with KUER. His poetry has been published with Sugar House Review, Western Humanities Review, unearthed, and Utah Life. Matt is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Scott Stolnack has published in a wide range of forms, including science fiction, travel and adventure writing, scientific reports and peer-reviewed research, poetry, and literary fiction. His short plays have been produced in the US and UK, and are seen regularly as part of West Seattle’sDrunken Owl Theater reading series. His full-length play One Thing was the Seattle Playwrights Salon’s May 2019 selection, as well as a selection for Akropolis Performance Lab’s New Year New Play Salon and finalist for the 2019 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference. He has worked for the last decade as a senior scientist helping coordinate efforts to recover endangered salmon in the Seattle area.
Kathryn Jean Keller
Kathryn Jean Keller is a Seattle playwright and theater artist. She serves on the Board of Directors for The 14/48 Projects. She co-founded Seattle’s Café Delirium; a 90s collective of anti-racist queers creating new and site-specific theater in response to our personal experiences with AIDS. Café Delirium is best known for “Panic Sanitation,” presented during the 1990 Seattle Goodwill Games. Keller holds a BFA in Theater from University of Texas, Dallas; and an interdisciplinary PhD from University of Washington in the Social History of Science and Technology. Keller is currently working on a modern interpretation of Demeter’s lament entitled “Saturn’s Daughters.” This work is informed by the host of grieving mothers in the news - heartbroken parents whose children are disparately trapped by unbalanced court rooms or spirited away at our nation’s hostile borders. “Saturn’s Daughters,” was workshopped at Freehold Theater’s 2019 New Play Lab, directed by David Hsieh. “Daughters” is being developed further under the auspices of the Next Wave Playwrights Project.