Kate Brennan

Composer Librettist Playwright Lyricist

Kate Brennan is an artist, educator and creator. She has penned 6 musicals including The Infinity Trilogy, the recipient of a 2021 MAP Fund Grant. Her debut poetry collection, elevated thoughts, was released with Literati Press and her Brennan & White musical ALiEN8 is available with YouthPlays. Her second Brennan & White collaboration, Clean Slate, will premiere with Rider University and Passage Theatre Company in 2023. Her play What’s in Store was a semi-finalist for The O’Neill and a finalist for the Princess Grace/New Dramatist Fellowship. She has been a guest artist at the HBMG National Winter Playwrights Retreat, Tofte Lake Center, and on faculty with Oklahoma City University and numerous others. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney’s (“21 best of ’21”), Dramatist, Howlround, The Offing, and The New York Times. She is a member of The Dramatist Guild, AEA, VASTA, The Women’s Playwrights Circle at Speranza and is a Designated Linklater Teacher. Kate holds an MFA from The University of Virginia and is Artistic Director of Ignition Arts.