Ken’s current play, Halftime with Don, is slated for three productions in 2017 as part of an NNPN Rolling World Premiere at NJ Rep, B Street Theatre, and the Phoenix Theatre. Ken’s previous productions include, among others, The Catch (The Denver Center Theatre Company), Fire in the Garden (Indiana Repertory Theatre), The As If Body Loop (Humana Festival), Arrangements (Atlantic Theatre Company). His devised work includes, Memorabilia (Alliance Theatre), Hominid (Out of Hand Theatre/Theatre Emory/Oerol Festival Netherlands), and Stadium 360 (Out of Hand Theatre). Plays in progress include Spin Moves (Theatre Lab, New Harmony Project), Reclamation (O'Neill NPC), Get Thorpe (Lark's Playwrights Week), and seal boy (Keen Company Playwrights Lab, Lark Meeting of the Minds, Playwrights Center core workshop).
National Awards include The L. Arnold Weissberger Award for Playwriting for Arrangements, TCG Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award for The Catch, the Fratti/Newman Political Play Contest Award for Fire in the Garden, and South Coast Repertory’s Elizabeth George Commission for an Outstanding Emerging Playwright.
Organizations who have commissioned Ken’s work include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Arena Stage, the Alliance Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Theatre Emory, Out of Hand Theatre, and South Coast Repertory Theatre.
Ken’s is a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center of Minneapolis, a recent member of Meeting of the Minds at the Lark Play Development Company and the Writers’ Lab at Keen Company, and a former Writer-in-Residence for Out of Hand Theatre Company.
Ken’s plays have been published by Samuel French and Playscripts.
Ken received his MFA from University of California, San Diego and has taught at UCSD, Emory University, Indiana University (head of MFA in Playwriting) and, currently, at Stony Brook University.