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 ghost mother. Her writing has been published in international and national magazines, journals, and anthologies. 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 a playwright, her plays have been produced in Philadelphia, New York, and Arizona. Her full-length play, FRONT ROW SEAT, received its world premiere production in 2010 with Philadelphia Theatre Workshop in Philadelphia, PA and was nominated as one of the region's Best New Works in BroadwayWorld.com's Theater Fans' Choice Awards. The play was featured internationally in Limerick, Ireland with Bottom Dog Theatre Company in September 2012 in their "Four New Plays" staged reading series.
Her play, INCOMING, which had its world premiere with Philadelphia Theatre Workshop in 2007, won Bloody Unicorn Theater Company's Queer Women's Play Contest, was selected for the International Centre for Women Playwrights Chicago HER-RAH 2007: A Festival of the World's Best Women Playwrights and Their New Plays, and was featured in the TOSOS II Robert Chesley/Jane Chambers Playwright Project in New York City in 2008.
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: Colleen Rose)
Next Door Gay-bors
A Straight Up Comedy in 100 Scenes
by Kathy Anderson & Bill Felty
Buddy (average-looking gay guy) and Honey (average-looking 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.
Deeply in academic loan debt and searching desperately for a job, Honey is working from home on a Victorian-themed phone sex line. Buddy works from home doing computer programming but also online dating with straight guys, pretending to be his beautiful sister to find her the perfect guy. Flying in and out of Honey and Buddy's lives are some fabulous and gorgeous gay friends (Puss and Boots) as well as some gorgeous straight people (Buddy's sister and the Mr. Right he meets for her).
May 2014 - Workshop and Staged Readings, Pride Films and Plays, Chicago, IL
December 2013 - Featured in Dramatist Guild Philly Footlights Reading Series, The Playground at the Adrienne Theatre, Philadelphia, PA