Mary Kathryn Nagle
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Mary Kathryn Nagle was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and an honorary member of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.
She studied theater at Georgetown University, and went on to study law at Tulane Law School, where she graduated summa cum laude and was the recipient of the Judge John Minor Wisdom Award. At Tulane, she wrote and produced Katrina Stories, Welcome to Chalmette, and To the 7th Degree. More recently, she has written Miss Lead, which Tulane Law Revue produced at Tulane Law School in April of 2009. Welcome to Chalmette (Next State Press, 2011) won the 2008 TNT POPS Playwriting Contest, and was a finalist in the Reva Shiner Playwriting Contest as well as Aurora Theatre's 2009-2010 Global Age Project. In 2009, To the 7th Degree was accepted at the Great Plains Theatre Conference in Omaha, Nebraska.
Nagle has also written Waaxe's Law, which was performed as a stage reading at the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska on May 12, 2009, in celebration of the 130th Anniversary of the Trial of Chief Standing Bear. In December of 2009, Waaxe's Law received a Challenge America Grant from the National Endowment of the Arts for further staged readings at Creighton Law School in Omaha, Nebraska; the 2010 Annual Chief Standing Bear Celebration in Lincoln, Nebraska; the 2010 Great Plains Theatre Conference; and the 2010 Annual Ponca Pow-Wow. Most recently, in October of 2011, the Great Plains Theatre Conference and Metropolitan Community College performed a staged reading of Waaxe's Law at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
Nagle is currently a member of the 2012-2013 Emerging Writers Group at the Public Theater in New York City.
References in the Anthology
"Emerging Writers Group Bios." The Public Theater. 2012. Web. 20 Mar. 2012. <http://publictheater. org/content/view/ 154/#2013>.
Nagle, Mary Kathryn. Katrina Stories. Hurricane Digital Memory Bank: Collecting and Preserving the Stories of Katrina and Rita. New Media Consortium, 2005. Web. 20 Mar. 2012. <http://hurricanearchive. org/browse/? collection=77>.
Nagle, Mary Kathryn. Welcome to Chalmette. Next Stage Press: Plays from Across America, 2012. Web. 20 Mar. 2012. <http://www.shop. nextstagepress.net/ product.sc? productId=112>.