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Katherine Kovner

 
Bio:
Katherine Kovner is the artistic director of The Playwrights Realm; an Off Broadway theater dedicated to providing an artistic home for early career playwrights, nurturing them along the journey of playwriting, and helping them build meaningful artistic careers. For The Realm Katherine has ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Katherine Kovner is the artistic director of The Playwrights Realm; an Off Broadway theater dedicated to providing an artistic home for early career playwrights, nurturing them along the journey of playwriting, and helping them build meaningful artistic careers. For The Realm Katherine has ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Dramaturg
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Dramaturg

Photos

Don Nguyen, Katherine Kovner, Jade King Carrol Photo

Don Nguyen, Katherine Kovner, Jade King Carrol

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03/08/2018
 Roberta Perreira, Don Nguyen, Katherine Kovner, Michael Yates Crowley     Photo

Roberta Perreira, Don Nguyen, Katherine Kovner, Michael Yates Crowley

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03/08/2018
(back row) Jade King Carroll, Jon Hoche, Robert Perreira, Kaaron Briscoe, Katherine K Photo

(back row) Jade King Carroll, Jon Hoche, Robert Perreira, Kaaron Briscoe, Katherine Kovner, Olivia Oguma, Don Nguyen (front row) Dana Berger, Jeffrey Omura

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03/08/2018
Roberta Pereira, Sarah DeLappe, Don Nguyen, Michael Yates Crowley and Katherine Kovne Photo

Roberta Pereira, Sarah DeLappe, Don Nguyen, Michael Yates Crowley and Katherine Kovner

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09/11/2017
Michael Yates Crowley, Susannah Perkins and Katherine Kovner Photo

Michael Yates Crowley, Susannah Perkins and Katherine Kovner

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09/11/2017

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Dramaturg

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Dramaturg

Katherine Kovner Biography

Katherine Kovner is the artistic director of The Playwrights Realm; an Off Broadway theater dedicated to providing an artistic home for early career playwrights, nurturing them along the journey of playwriting, and helping them build meaningful artistic careers.

For The Realm Katherine has directed Crane Story by Jen Silverman, Dov and Ali by Anna Zeigler and Substitution by Anton Dudley. Before founding the Realm in 2007 she was the artistic associate at Classic Stage Company and her directing credits include Elliot: A Soldier's Fugue by Quiara Alegria Hudes, Iphigenia and Other Daughters by Ellen McLaughlin, Lizardskin by Jen Silverman and Roxy Font by Liza Lentini, which won FringeNYC’s best ensemble award. She has developed work with New York Theater Workshop, Soho Rep, New Dramatists, Classic Stage Company, New Georges and EST. In 2006 Katherine was the directing fellow for The Public Theatre’s Shakespeare Lab, she was a member of the 2008-2009 Soho Rep Writer Director Lab, and she has assisted directors on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in the West-End. A graduate of Brown University, Katherine is a member of the Lincoln Center's Director Lab and an affiliated artist with New Georges.





Katherine Kovner News

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2022 INK'D Festival of New Plays Photo The Playwrights Realm Announces 2022 INK'D Festival of New Plays
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

The Playwrights Realm will present the 2022 INK’D Festival of New Plays, bringing the festival of readings culminating the organization’s Writing Fellowship program back live in person after holding it online last year.

The Playwrights Realm Presents Interactive Fundraiser PLAY ON WORDS Photo The Playwrights Realm Presents Interactive Fundraiser PLAY ON WORDS
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2022

The Playwrights Realm (Founding Artistic Director, Katherine Kovner; Producing Director, Roberta Pereira) presents Play on Words, a one-night live-streamed festival of short new plays that culminates an initiative in which donors get to have a hand in writing and creating work (March 28 at 7pm ET).

The Playwrights Realm Launches Native American Artists Lab Photo The Playwrights Realm Launches Native American Artists Lab
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 18, 2022

The Playwrights Realm has announced the Native American Artists Lab, a new program offering support to Native American Tribally Affiliated aspiring and emerging artists. Submissions for the Lab open February 22 and close March 13.

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2021-2022 Writing Fellows, Scratchpad Playwrights, In Photo The Playwrights Realm Announces 2021-2022 Writing Fellows, Scratchpad Playwrights, International Scratchpad Playwrights, And The Continuation Of Script Share
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2021

As theater begins a lengthy, gradual comeback from a shut down year, centering support for playwrights is key to ensuring that what’s on the horizon looks different than the standard production models that drove the industry’s recent past. In The Playwrights Realm’s 15th Anniversary Restart Season, in lieu of productions, the organization expands its existing programs and networks of support for playwrights, generating a vital sense of community that likewise catalyzes vital writing.

The Playwrights Realm Announces 15th Anniversary Restart Season Expanding Values-Cent Photo The Playwrights Realm Announces 15th Anniversary Restart Season Expanding Values-Centric Initiatives
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2021

Now announcing plans for The Restart Season (2021-2022), the Realm's 15th anniversary season, the organization expands on what it's learned across this last year. The Playwrights Realm will forgo productions for a host of resources designed to help make this restart one in which artists and audiences are taken care of first.

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2021 PLAY-A-THON Photo The Playwrights Realm Announces 2021 PLAY-A-THON
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 19, 2021

The Realm’s Play-A-Thon, returning March 15-25 following its success in 2020, creatively activates the potential of virtual gathering to bring people together in direct engagement with the work of some of today’s most captivating writers.

Playwrights Realm Announces Winners of International Theatermakers Award Photo Playwrights Realm Announces Winners of International Theatermakers Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 1, 2021

The International Theatermakers Award program, part of The Playwrights Realm’s commitment to centering and lifting up underrepresented voices, seeks to bring clarity and comfort to the people caught up in the American immigration system, and to contribute to expanding the plurality of voices in American theater.

The Playwrights Realm Launches Open Submissions for Their Writing Fellowship and Scra Photo The Playwrights Realm Launches Open Submissions for Their Writing Fellowship and Scratchpad Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2021

Today, at a time when most development opportunities for writers and artists have disappeared, The Playwrights Realm is launching their annual open submissions for their 2021/2022 Writing Fellowship (the company’s longest-running artistic development program) and Scratchpad Series.

Playwrights Realm Announces Plans For 2020-21 Photo Playwrights Realm Announces Plans For 2020-21
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2020

The Playwrights Realm has announced their 2020-2021 season, during which they will operate full-time as a playwrights service organization.

The Playwrights Realm to Become Full-Time Playwrights Service Organization for 2020-2 Photo The Playwrights Realm to Become Full-Time Playwrights Service Organization for 2020-2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 21, 2020

The Playwrights Realm, responding to the needs of playwrights in our current moment, announced that for the remainder of the 2019-20 season and for the upcoming 2020-21 season, it will become a full-time playwrights service organization.

Katherine Kovner Videos

STAGE TUBE: Creative Team Opens Up About CITY OF, Beginning This Month at Playwrights Realm
by Stage Tube - Jan 5, 2015

The Playwrights Realm's world premiere of City Of by Anton Dudley, directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer & Cellar) runs January 27th through February 21st, 2015 with a February 5th opening at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). Below, check out a video in which Dudley, Brackett, and Artistic Director Katherine Kovner discuss the show!

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with the Cast of Playwrights Realm's MY MANANA COMES
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Artistic Director; Alexander Orbovich, Managing Director) presents the world Premiere of MY MAĂ‘ANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin anddirected by Chay Yew. Performances begin August 26 and continue through September 20, 2014 with a September 4 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). Go inside rehearsals in the video below!