Kenneth (Kenny) Finkle’s plays have been produced all around the country including Alive and Well, which premiered at the Old Globe and Indoor/Outdoor, which played Off-Bway and has had over 50 productions worldwide. His adaptation of The Dark Forest is currently touring throughout China. He has received commissions from Ford’s Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Theatreworks USA and the Hangar Theatre among others and is the recipient of fellowships and grants from NYFA and NYSCA and most recently an NEA New Play Development Award through the Keen Company. His non-traditional theatrical work includes his graphic novel musical for intimate audiences U R ★, which was developed and produced at the American Repertory Theatre, The Orchard Project and Ars Nova. He is currently working on an audio play entitled 1993 Melancholy, with the Keen Company and a new play commission for the Dallas Theatre Center. Broadway Play Publishing, Samuel French and Smith and Krauss publish his plays.
Kenny received his MFA from Columbia University’s Playwriting program and his BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Prior to his appointment, he was an Adjunct Instructor of Theatre at MMC for seven years. In addition he worked as a Teaching Artist for the DreamYard Project for two decades and served as Master Playwright for Miami Dade’s Playwright Development Program for two terms.
MFA, Columbia University
BFA, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts