Morgan Trant Kinnally
Morgan Trant Kinnally is a California-based playwright. Her work has been presented by Ion Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls Festival, Scripps Ranch Theatre’s New Works Studio, Theatre for the New City, For a Better Understanding of Mankind, and Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris. Upcoming readings with THML Theatre and the Midwest Dramatists Conference. She is a 2018 Eugene O’Neill semifinalist, 2018 Leah Ryan Emerging Women Writers Finalist, company member with Ion Theatre, and a Dramatists Guild Member. B.F.A. in Theatre/Acting from SUNY Buffalo, M.Ed, and teaches English 12 and Creative Writing at Bayfront Charter High School in Chula Vista, CA.
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I can’t exist solely in the concrete, facts only, live or die, “can we just have leftovers tonight?” world - in bills, and schedules, and “would you please drive the babysitter home this time?” I cannot help but be inspired by that new play, idea, newspaper article, or piece of history I have uncovered for my students. That idea which begins to bubble up in the national conversation. That idea that motivates people from couch to protest march. That idea that changes how you live your life and what you want for your children. That idea that brings light to the dark. It is the light that showed us who Matthew Shepard was, how, yeah, a lot of Americans are prejudice against immigrants, misogyny and the assault on women’s rights is still alive and well, and how abuse and sickness can live inside a seemingly normal family. Theatre can help bring about that reckoning within ourselves and our long held beliefs and notions about the people in our community who we so dismissively call “neighbor.”
LIST OF PLAYS
GOD’S NECKLACE – New Play Exchange
MORNING PEOPLE – New Play Exchange
FANG – New Play Exchange
WRESTLING BUFFALO – New Play Exchange
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|Source Title||Author||Description||Free sample|
|THIS DRESS - All I Have - Woman||Morgan Trant Kinnally||
A Congolese woman makes a desperate escape from brutal soldiers.
|THIS DRESS - Here - Woman||Morgan Trant Kinnally||
A Congolese woman, a survivor of the worst horrors of war, finally makes peace with her painful past.
|THIS DRESS - Like Stone - Woman||Morgan Trant Kinnally||
A Congolese woman, battling with despair at a refugee camp, learns America has granted her request for asylum.
|THIS DRESS - My Children - Woman||Morgan Trant Kinnally||
A Congolese woman, tormented by dreams of her missing children, finds a brief moment of solace in comforting a motherless young girl.
|THIS DRESS (Extended Version)||Morgan Trant Kinnally||
A refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo tells her story of trauma, escape, and new life in the United States.