Staged Reading: Wendy and the Neckbeards Creative
Original Creative Team
Kari Bentley-Quinn (Playright)
Kari Bentley-Quinn is a playwright based in New York City. Her plays have been presented at or developed with Lark Play Development Center, Artemisia Theater, Pace University, Lesser America, Mission to (dit)Mars, The Chain Theatre, The Secret Theatre, Caps Lock Theater, The Brick Theater, Packawallop Productions, the Access Theater, Fringe NYC, the Play Development Collective, and more. She has been a finalist for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the Playwrights Realm and the Public Theater Emerging Writers Group. She has also been an honorable mention on the Kilroys List.
Kari’s full length plays include THE PERMANENT NIGHT (2008 FringeNYC award winner), PAPER CRANES (Backstage Critic's Pick), THE UNLIKELY ASCENT OF SYBIL STEVENS (Bay Area Playwrights Festival Finalist), THE OCEAN THOUGHT NOTHING (O’Neill NPC Finalist), PREPARED (Rita and Burton Goldberg Award), and THE WORST MOTHER IN THE WORLD (Princess Grace Semi-Finalist). She is a founding member of Mission to (dit)Mars, a theater and arts collective based in Astoria, Queens. Kari has a BA in Theatre Arts from Pace University and an MFA in Playwriting from Hunter College, where she studied with Tina Howe, Mark Bly and Arthur Kopit. She was nominated for the Doric Wilson Playwriting Award, and won the Rita and Burton Goldberg Playwriting Prize.