Kenny Finkle • Performing Arts • Marymount Manhattan College

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Kenneth (Kenny) Finkle’s plays have been produced across the country, including Safe and sound, which premiered at the Old Globe and Interior Exterior, who played Off-Bway and had over 50 productions around the world. His adaptation of The Dark Forest touring all over China in 2019/20. He has received commissions from the Dallas Theater Center, Ford’s Theater, Virginia Stage Company, Theaterworks USA, Hangar Theater, among others, and is a recipient of scholarships and grants from NYFA and NYSCA and most recently , a NEA New Play Development Award through the Keen Société. Her non-traditional theatrical work includes her musical graphic novel for an intimate audience UR ??, which was developed and produced at the American Repertory Theater, The Orchard Project and Ars Nova. His audio opus in 8 parts 1993 was released in fall 2020 by the Keen Company as part of their Hear / Now season. The two 1993 and his pop culture podcast All I wanna do is talk about Madonna can be found on all platforms that support podcasts. His plays are published by Broadway Play Publishing, Samuel French and Smith and Krauss.

Kenny received his MFA from the Drama Writing program at Columbia University and his BFA from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Prior to his appointment, he was an assistant theater instructor at MMC for seven years. In addition, he worked as a teaching artist for the DreamYard Project for two decades and served as a Master Playwright for the Miami Dade Playwright Development Program for two terms.

For more information see http://finklefactory.org

Degrees)

MFA, Columbia University
BFA, Tisch School of the Arts at New York University

Professional experience

1993 – an 8-part audio drama produced by the Keen Company. Find out more HERE

All I want to do is talk about Madonna – a pop culture podcast that covers Madonna’s entire discography, one song at a time. Listen HERE


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