Kenneth Prestininzi

Kenneth Prestininzi is a resident playwright at New Dramatists, New York City.  Future productions: Impure Thoughts (Without Apology), Saint Mary’s College, California;  Timbuktu, USA Sleeping Weazel, Boston.  Chicago’s Trap Door Theater premiered his plays: Cookie Play,  Beholder (Joseph Jefferson Award for best new play), AMERIKAFKA and CHASTE. Boston productions: Birth Breath Bride Elizabeth at ArtEmerson’s  The Next Thing Festival; Ugmo and Eenie Go Down the Ruski Hole, Sleeping Weazel.  His plays have been seen in Brighton, Edinburgh, Kalamazoo, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Philadelphia, Prague, Providence, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Awards: ACTF, California Arts Council, Christina Crawford, Djerassi Program, Gerbode Foundation, Goethe Institute, LEF, Millay Arts Colony, National Endowment of the Humanities, Rockefeller Foundation and the San Francisco Cultural Equity Office.  Ken is an Associate Professor at Connecticut College and former Associate Chair and Chair (Acting) of Playwriting at the Yale School of Drama.  Ken studied with Maria Irene Fornes.