Kathy Anderson writes short stories, essays, poems, and non-fiction articles on themes as wildly diverse as a lesbian gang looking for love to a Her writing has been published in international and national magazines, journals, and anthologies and twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Her short story collection was a finalist in the 2013 Autumn House Press Fiction Contest and in the 2014 Flannery O'Conner Award for Short Fiction, as well as a 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.
(Cover Photo Credit: Chase Burkett Photography)
Next Door Gay-bors
A Straight Up 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