Faculty & Staff Margaret Kelso, Dramatic Writing

Agent

Barbara Hogenson
Barbara Hogenson Agency165 West End Avenue
Suite 19 C
New York, NY 10023

Education and Theatre Experience:

Education

  • 1987 M.F.A. in Playwriting Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 1985 M.A. in English University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.
  • 1982 B.A. in English Queens College, Charlotte, North Carolina, summa cum laude.

Types of Dramatic Writing

  • Plays
  • Musicals
  • Children's Plays
  • Interactive Computer Applications
  • Television Scripts
  • Film Scripts
  • Radio Plays
  • Adaptions
  • Mock Trials (for the legal profession)
  • Dramatic Presentation for Conflict Resolution
  • Scenes for Sensitivity Training

Theatrical Production of Original Plays

  • Critical Care (Two one-act plays: Bea and Medical Court) Humboldt State University, September 2004.
  • Outside Women on Stage, Plays in Progress, Eureka, CA August 2000 What if We took Out the Closet? Women on Stage, Plays in Progress, Eureka, CA August 1999.
  • The Sex in Question, Humboldt State University, December 1997.
  • The Big Bad Wolf and the Endangered Forest, (music and lyrics by Lawrence Goldberg), National tour by Artists International Management, Inc.; 1997-98; Portland Opera, Portland OR, December 1995,; (Workshop March, 1995).
  • Dreams: A Program for Black History Month, by the children of Hazelwood, PA. February, 1994; Hazelwood Library Theater.
  • Martin Luther King, January, 1994, Hazelwood Library Theater.
  • Connections, Spring 1991; Birmingham Lofts, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Bea, April 1995, Carlow College, Pittsburgh, PA; September 1994, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA; March 1990, West Beth Theater Center, NYC: a reading directed by Geralding Fitzgerald. April 1988, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. October 1987, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA. May 1982, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC.
  • Dealing in Justice: A New Civil Rights Musical, (Workshop with grant from Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas) wrote book and co-authored lyrics; December 1988, Carnegie Mellon Theater Company's Studio Showcase of New Plays, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Intensive Care, (Workshop),July 1988, Carnegie Mellon Theater Company's Studio Showcase of New Plays, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Tenth Anniversary Pittsburgh Regatta, (wrote book and lyrics) August 1987, Carnegie Mellon University / City Theater, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • The Lower Depths, (adaption), March 1987, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • A Christmas Carol, (co-authored adaption), December 1983, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte NC.
  • Hotsie Totsie, (book for musical revue), March 1983, Panache Room of the Magic Pan Restaurant, NYC.

Dramaturgy

Extensive dramaturgy, particularly on new plays and video scripts.

Interactive Drama for Computer Applications

  • Consultant for NASA SIMLAB, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Publication: "Dramatic Presence" by Margaret Thomas Kelso, Peter Weyhrauch and Joseph Bates, Presence, Volume 2, Number 1, Winter 1993.
  • Presentation: "Alternative Narrative Structures," American Association for Artificial Intelligence, San Jose, 1992.
  • Fellow of the Studio for Creative Inquiry, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. Scripted works for models of interactive drama for computer.
  • Quest, March, August 1991.
  • Deadline Murder Mystery (Adaption of Infocom Deadline Game), October 1990.
  • Halloween Breakfast Trick or Treat, October 1990.
  • Bus Stop, May 1990.
  • Life Logic, Inc. (computer software developers) Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Other Theater Experience

  • Directing
  • Theater Management (Juniata College Theater)
  • Dramaturgy
  • Script Reader
  • Theater Development
  • Theater Public Relations

Theater Applicatoins in Other Fields

  • Consulted for Mock Trial for Cinrich and McConomy, Pittsburgh, PA. Invited workshop leader for International Conference for Advancements in Business (Using Dramatic Scenarios for Solving Interpersonal Conflicts).

Awards and Prizes

  • E. Roger Boyle Playwriting Award from the University of Virginia.
  • Anne R. Newman Award for Excellence in the study of English.
  • Majorie Blankenship Melton Award for Creative Writing.

Professional Organizations

  • Dramatists Guild
  • Association for Theater in Higher Education
  • American College Theater Festival
  • Theater Communications Group
photo: Margaret Kelso