Once upon a time there was a teaching artist who needed plays with large, flexible cast sizes and a special moment for every actor. She yearned for strong, vibrant, female characters in stories that were actually entertaining. And she wanted productions that worked on a shoestring or a champagne budget. She wanted it all, searching high and low to find these plays. But nothing met her high standards.
So she wrote her own!
Kate Swenson's plays have been produced throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is an educator, actor, director, producer, and playwright, and she wears all of these hats when writing a play.
Pink Llama Drama Plays:
Especially created for young actors of varying ages and abilities
Designed so each actors has a unique and memorable role to call their own
Innovative cast structures that are truly flexible
Featuring multiple female leads with agency
Sprinkled with humor that appeals to all ages
Pink Llama - Origins
Kate Swenson - Playwright
Kate is an actor, director, educator, designer, and playwright in the Pacific Northwest. She has been working with young actors from ages 3 to 18 for over twenty years. From tiny classrooms, to hallways, to beautiful auditoriums, she's experienced the full spectrum of theatre and how it changes lives at every level.
Kate is the Executive Education Director at Youth Theatre NW and a member of Dramatist Guild of America.
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His name is purple, his soul is pink, he's the llama he wants to be!
This handsome fellow once existed only as a dream until he was brought to life by the fabulous Katie Wheeler.
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