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Kari Bentley-Quinn

KARI BENTLEY-QUINN

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Abrams Artists Agency  

Kari Bentley-Quinn is a playwright based in New York City, born and raised in the little coast town of Stratford, CT. Her plays have been presented at or developed with Naked Angels, Pace University, Caps Lock Theater, Effable Arts, Packawallop Productions, the Access Theater, the New York International Fringe Festival, and the Play Development Collective. Kari's full length plays include THE PERMANENT NIGHT (2008 FringeNYC award winner), UNBLESSED, TUMBLING AFTER, PAPER CRANES (semifinalist for the Princess Grace Award), and THE UNLIKELY ASCENT OF SYBIL STEVENS. Her short plays include THE NEG (commissioned by Effable Arts), LE DANSEUR and HAIR OF THE DOG (both presented at Packawallop Productions' The Lounge Series). Kari is also a creator and writer of LUCY KNOWS LOVE, a web series starring Susan Louise O'Connor Kari received her BA in Theater Arts from Pace University, and has studied playwriting with Richard Caliban, Paul Zimmerman, and Mac Wellman. Kari is a board member of Packawallop Productions and a member of the Dramatists Guild. Kari was a finalist for the 2011 Playwrights Realm Fellowship and for the 2012-2014 Public Theater Emerging Writers Group. Kari is also a founding member of Mission to (dit)MARS, a theater company based in Astoria, Queens. Kari is also a contributor to the website What Should We Call Playwrights.

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        Cheer         Danseur, Le         Hair of the Dog         Neg, The         Ocean Thought Nothing, The         Paper Cranes         Permanent Night, The         Tumbling After         Unblessed         Unlikely Ascent of Sybil Stevens, The         Wind In Your Sails, The         With Benefits



Cheer

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A cheerleader is assaulted by one of the jocks and refuses to cheer

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Ten minute play

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Danseur, Le

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A young male ballet dancer deals with the ramifications of the homophobia directed at his father

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Ten minute gay play

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Hair of the Dog

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A gay man asks a female friend whether he can find out if he is bisexual

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Neg, The

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Dale who has recently been dumped is taken to a bar by friend Mark to pick up a woman

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Ocean Thought Nothing, The

Synopsis:
Colleen a 17 year old aspiring marine biologist goes missing. The towns folk blame her boyfriend Robbie who has a violent past. Robbie rows out to sea to try and find her and comes across a lost humpback whale

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O'Neill Playwrights Conference    2014

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Drama

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Paper Cranes

Synopsis:
Paper Cranes follows five people in a modern American town who are connected through a chain of surprising relationships, each desperate to break free from a haunted past in order to find a better future. Maddie is a rebellious and precocious young woman, balancing the social implications of her burgeoning sexuality with the responsibility of supporting her bereft mother, a woman who finds solace in the folding of origami paper cranes. Maddie escapes the confines of her stifling home-life by entering into a tumultuous relationship with Julie, an older woman. Julie's best friend and one-time lover amy, in a renewed search for true love, enters into a dangerous S&M relationship with a mysterious man protecting a dark secret. Like the precise folds of a paper crane, the characters wrap around each other, culminating into a play about lives that are at once fragile, surprisingly resilient and, after much work, breathtakingly beautiful.
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Access theatre
380 Broadway, 4th floor, New York, NY 10013    17 Apr 2011

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Packawallop Productions

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Gay/Lesbian, of interest 110 min

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Permanent Night, The

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New York City. Blackout. Secrets and betrayals illuminate the flaws of a wealthy couple's seemingly perfect marriage, a first encounter sheds light on the scars of a young woman's past, and the night leaves an indelible mark on them all. http://www.thepermanentnight.com 2h 10m, Manhattan, NYC Drama,
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Maria Romina Talabucon of Imago Film Productions, Inc.

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one act 90 min

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Tumbling After

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A reclusive writer meets the love of her life a mysterious stranger.

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Pace University, New York    -

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Play/Drama

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Unblessed

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Jenny is drugged and raped. The chemist on religious grounds refuses her emergency contraception

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Unlikely Ascent of Sybil Stevens, The

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Sybil Stevens finds herself in the crosshairs of newfound fame as the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash - can she survive being a survivor?

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2 acts 120 min

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Wind In Your Sails, The

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With Benefits

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