School of EducationDepartment
Teaching Learning and Culture: Educational Theatre
McKenna Kerrigan Off-Broadway: MIDDLETOWN (Vineyard Theatre). New York: FREEDOM CLUB (Connelly Theatre), THE REALLY BIG ONCE and TEN BLOCKS ON THE CAMINO REAL (Target Margin), THE BEREAVED (Partial Comfort), THE FAB 4 REACH THE PEARLY GATES (PS 122), LOVE DR. MUELLER (West End Theatre), and in the Ice Factory Festival (Ohio Theatre). Regionally, McKenna has performed with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Walker Art Center, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Headlong Dance Theatre, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Andy Warhol Museum, Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and toured Ireland performing in the ReJoyce Festival. She is an Associated Artist with Target Margin Theatre and a company member of Partial Comfort Productions in New York & New Paradise Laboratories in Philadelphia. Film: Lebanon, PA, Ready or Not” TV: "Boardwalk Empire,” “Hack,” “My Father’s Gun.” Workshops and readings include: New York Theatre Workshop, Lincoln Center, The Chocolate Factory, New Dramatists, The Lark Development Center’s Playwright’s Workshop, Partial Comfort, Blue Coyote, Youngblood, Superwolf, Dixon Place, The Field, The Puffin Room, The Cherry Pit, Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program & Graduate Directing Program, NYU’s Undergraduate Playwriting Program and Toni Morrison’s Atelier at Princeton University.
Currently, McKenna is a teaching artist with the New Victory Theatre, an advisor for Arts Connection’s Broadway Junior program, and an arts consultant for MS 57 in Brooklyn. She has been selected to be a Coach/Facilitator for the Arts Achieve pilot program in NYC for 2011-2015. McKenna has taught in arts education programs for the Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Brooklyn Arts Council, Summer Theatre Institute NYC, Berkeley Carroll’s Creative Arts Program, McCarter Theatre, Wilma Theatre, People’s Light & Theatre Company, and the Philadelphia Young Playwrights’ Festival. Most recently she worked at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Alaska, and for the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts in Queens. McKenna is an M.F.A. candidate in Performance & Interactive Media Arts at Brooklyn College, and was a 2011-2012 recipient of the Lillie Berk Memorial Graduate Scholarship and an Adele and Norman Morris Memorial Award. She received her B.A. in English & Women’s Studies from Wesleyan University, and studied acting at Atlantic Theatre Company in New York and Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.