New York, NY, USA
Kathi Kennedy’s screenplays include features About Face, Stories We Never Told, In Sheep’s Clothing, and Degeneratively Happy and shorts, Seasons Change, At Night, Election Day, Always, Black and White, Sunday, Nothing Else Matters, Peanut Butterdrop Ice Cream, Miami and Sweat, No Monster in the Closet, Candy for Lunch, and Sunset; also webisodes for Before the End, FOS, and Sour. Her directorial credits include short films, Peanut Butterdrop Ice Cream, No Monster in the Closet and stage productions Cindy, Alice in the Land of Oz, Hark to the Bell and Slave Christmas. As a producer, Peanut Butterdrop Ice Cream, No Monster In The Closet, Monster Gene and Before The End by Irina Chernikina, Ships In the Sky by Jihan Joseph, Loving Billy by Petol Weekes, and as an associate producer for Glass Flowers and Molly by Brigette ReDavid. Kathi has been the script supervisor on Monster Gene, Ships in the Sky and has created the talk show concept of TIPS (To Inspire People’s Spirits). Kathi Kennedy co-edited a children’s book, The Adventures of Lula Petunia on Story Jumper. She is a member of The Harlem Dramatic Writing Workshop at Columbia University with Screenwriting with Zach Sklar, Oscar-nominated co-writer for JFK and advisor to Sundance. Playmaking with Daniel Judah Sklar, Circle in the Square Theater School, and Television with four-time Emmy Award-winning, Judy Tate. Ms. Kennedy is a native of New York, received her B.A. in Theater Arts from Brooklyn College. She has been trained and directed by some of the finest talents in the industry, including the late Dennis Scott, of Yale University, Judy Henderson, and Mark Teschner, William Roudebush, Jonathan Bank and Kelly Morgan of The Mint Theater. Kathi Kennedy’s commercial training with Elsie Stark led her to teach commercial acting for Creative Talent Management with Tanden Hayes. She later opened her own studios, On Camera Commercial Techniques, and Next Star Studio. Shas extended her talents as an acting teacher, and program coordinator to multiple institutions in New York and abroad and currently teaches by appointment. Kathi’s passion is writing. She is currently working on two narratives entitled At Last and Sheila’s Dream, multiple webisodes, and plays. Her goal is to continue writing with her primary focus on screenplays, with the determination of getting them produced.