Ken Kaissar

Ken Kaissar

Ken Kaissar

Ken’s plays have been performed or developed by the Philadelphia Theatre Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, Mildred's Umbrella, Fusion Theatre Company, Urban Stages and Passage Theatre.  His play THE VICTIMS OR WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO ABOUT IT (published by McFarland & Company, Inc.) was a runner-up for the 2009 Princess Grace Award and was honored by Middle East America: A National New Plays Initiative, a partnership of Golden Thread Productions, Lark Play Development Center, Silk Road Rising. His adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer’s THE CANTERBURY TALES was commissioned by Columbia University.  His ten-minute play CEASEFIRE  was an official selection in the 2012 New Works Festival at the Fusion Theatre Company in Albuquerque, and the 2015 ReOrient Festival at Golden Thread Productions in San Francisco. His other plays include A MODEST SUGGESTION (available on Amazon), THE MAN STANLEY and NUDE STUDY. He holds a BFA in directing from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA in playwriting from Columbia University. He teaches playwriting and theatre history at Rider University and Stockton University. He also works as an acting coach.