Kathleen Anne Kenney Peterson is a published novelist, freelance writer, and playwright in Winona, MN, with an M.A. in English Language and Literature. In May of 2015 she had her first novel published locally, Summer for the Taking. After that she acquired Marly Rusoff as her literary agent after meeting Marly at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. In June of 2017 Knopf-Doubleday published Girl on the Leeside, a novel set in present day rural Ireland. It is a coming of age story about a young woman kept very sheltered by the uncle who raised her, and how she breaks free of her shell. Kathleen is inspired by her large Irish-American family, and trips to the Connemara region. She has had numerous short plays, and one full-length commissioned play, produced at Theatre du Mississippi, and was awarded a Southeast Minnesota Art Council grant for her one-actor play “The Ghost of an Idea,” about Charles Dickens. Recently retired, she is working on her next two books, and loves having more time to enjoy the beautiful area she lives in with her husband.
The Great River Shakespeare Festival in Minnesota has taken up one of the Bard's more obscure plays as part of its Season 16 offerings. CYMBELINE is difficult to classify (one scholar called it a "comical-tragical-historical-pastoral-dramatic-romance")! But that also makes it a lot of fun.BWW Review: An Unsettling MACBETH at Great River Shakespeare Festival July 8, 2019
It's not surprising to feel somewhat uneasy sitting in a theater waiting for MACBETH to begin. At the Great River Shakespeare Festival's production you're confronted when you sit down with a stage set that feels fractured, unforgiving, ominous.