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Tori Keenan-Zelt

Tori Keenan-Zelt

Tori writes curiosity-chasing plays that sniff out in-between spaces in big theater to change the world. Many of them decide to be comedies.

Originally and proudly from Pittsburgh, she lives in New York City and grows plays around the country. Recent works include How the Baby Died (Bay Area Playwrights Fest, Ingram New Works), Seph (Araca Project, Princess Grace Finalist, Fresh Ground Pepper), Air Space (Kilroys Top 5, Ingram New Works), Truth/Dare (Project Y, NYITA Nominee, Best Ensemble Pittsburgh Fringe, Nashville Top 10), How to Be a Widow (Ellie Award), Egypt Play (InterAct Finalist, Playwrights Center Mentorship), Episode #121: Catfight! (Yale Cabaret), and others. 

Having written for Colonial Williamsburg’s Emmy Award-winning PBS education series, Tori has been named an Emmy Nominee, Kilroys Lister, Jerome Finalist, 3-Time Princess Grace Finalist, 2-Time O’Neill Semifinalist, Playwrights of New York Nominee, and some other things. She is affiliated with The Lark, The Playwrights Center, New Georges, Ensemble Studio Theatre Playwrights Unit, Fresh Ground Pepper, and the Dramatists Guild. Currently, she is commissioned by SF Playhouse. AB, Harvard. MFA, NYU Tisch Asia (Singapore).

Tori Keenan-Zelt Events
How the Baby Died
How to Be a Widow