Kendra is an emerging playwright in the Seattle area. A graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, she has a BMA and BFA in acting/directing. She is currently pursing an MFA in theatre arts at University of Idaho. Recently she has worked as an educator and music director for the Mercer Island based Youth Theatre Northwest, teaching young actors from kindergarten to eighth grade. She also works with Northwest Playwrights Alliance in various capacities, including facilitating ten-minute play contests and festivals. In 2015 she was invited to participate in a writers co-op retreat sponsored by HBMG Foundation and Creede Repretory Theatre, where she wrote with five other playwrights from around the country.
Following a reading with NPA, for which she received a GAP grant from Artist Trust, a workshop production of Kendra's recent musical, Family Game Night, opened the 2016/17 season at Western Washington University. Her other productions include Pancakes and Eggs; Greek Gods in a Diner at Seattle's Eclectic Theatre, an adaption of Tads by Eva Suter with Theater Arts Olympia, and an adaption of Riders to the Sea with original music for flutes at Pacific Lutheran University.
Kendra can be contacted at: [email protected]