Kathy Anderson is a short story writer and playwright. Her writing has been published in international and national magazines, literary journals, and anthologies. Two of her short stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Most recently, her short story, "Bull," was published on Kenyon Review Online (KROnline), Spring 2015.
Her short story collection was a finalist in the 2014 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction with the University of Georgia Press. Previous versions of the collection were finalists in the 2014 First Annual Permafrost Book Prize in Fiction and the 2013 Autumn House Press Fiction Contest, as well as semi-finalist in the 2014 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize from Black Balloon Publishing, an imprint of Catapult.
As a playwright, her plays have been produced and staged in major US cities and in Ireland.
Her current full-length play, with co-writer Bill Felty, is Next Door Gay-bors, which was featured in Chicago's Rhinofest in 2015.
She is a member of the The Dramatists Guild and was awarded a fellowship in fiction by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Residencies include the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She lives in Philadelphia, PA.
(Cover Photo Credit: Chase Burkett Photography)
Next Door Gay-bors
A Comedy in 100 Scenes
by Kathy Anderson & Bill Felty
Buddy and Honey, a gay man and lesbian, share a common wall in an average-looking apartment building in an average American city. Lately, both Buddy and Honey have been spending a lot of time pretending to be beautiful straight women connecting (and disconnecting) to the outside world behind the veil of technology.
January - February 2015 - 26th Annual Rhinofest, The Orchard Theatre, Chicago, IL
May 2014 - Workshop and Staged Readings, Pride Films and Plays, Chicago, IL
December 2013 - Featured in Dramatists Guild Philly Footlights Reading Series, The Playground at the Adrienne Theatre, Philadelphia, PA