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Leslie Kay Powell

3433 E. Edgemont Street
Tucson AZ 85716
978 270 2106

Leslie Kay Powell’s plays have been read and produced throughout the U.S. and in Toronto, Canada as a part of the InspiraTO Festival. Before moving to Tucson, Arizona, Ms. Powell was a long-time resident of Newburyport, Massachusetts where she co-founded with Hailey Klein “Writers & Actor, Ink,” a development workshop for playwrights and “Random Acts,” a play-in-a day festival. She also co-founded with Marc Clopton and Ron Pullins, North Shore Readers Theatre Collaborative. She’s happy to report each of these endeavors are still thriving at the Actors Studio of Newburyport, as she continues her work to support new plays and playwrights in the desert.


Heart-Land A full-length play
   Aria Creative Productions, Offical Selection, Stage Reading, San Antonio, TX, July 2022

Take That Thing Off, Ten-Minute play
   Actors Lab of Santa Fe, Winner, Zoom play, Santa Fe NM, July 2021, YouTube, go here.

Free, One Act Play,
   Community Players, Winner, Production, Tucson AZ, July 2016

The 'A' Word, Full length
   Hormel Festival of New Plays, Phoenix Theater, Stage Reading, May 2016, Phoenix AZ
   Bridge Theatre, Staged Reading, Phoenix AZ October 2017
    Last Frontier Theater Conf, Staged Reading, as The 'A' Word. June 2012.

Portrait of a Radical, Monologue
   Actors Studio of Newburyport, Production, Women's History Festival, Zoom, March 2021
    Last Frontier Theater Confeerence, Staged Reading, Valdez AK, June 2012.

All the Way to Chattanooga: A Ten-Minute Play
    Image Theater, Fem Noire Festival, Production, Lowell MA 2012
    Our Voices Together Festival, Staged reading, April 2009
    Universal Theatre, Production, Provincetown, MA, January 2009

Enough: A monologue
    Boston Playwrights Threatre Swan Day Festival, Production, Boston MA, April 2009

Surprise: A monologue
    Last Frontier Conference, Production, Valdez AK June 2012

Soldier Boy: A Ten-Minute Play
   New Works Festival, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Proudction, Newburyport MA, Nov 2010
   Boston Theatre Marathon, Produced, May, 2009
   Fall Shorts, Glouceester MA, Produced, Oct 2009

Mrs. McAlaster's Plot, co-written with Ron Pullins
    15 Minute Festival, Produced, August, 2002, Finalist, Belfast ME
    Mill City Minutes, Image Theater, Lowell, MA, Production, May, 2006
    American Globe Theater, Turnip Festival, Image Theater, Produced, Spring 2008

Movie Mogul in His Mama's Muumuu, co-written with Ron Pullins
    Belfast ME 15-Minute Festival, Staged Reading, Runner Up, Belfast ME, June, 2003.
    Player's Ring, Five Sleazy Pieces, Short play review, Procuced, Portsmouth NH, Produced, July, 2007

Dom, Ten-minute Play
    F.U.D.G.E. Festival, Watertown MA, Production, June 2012

The Movie Mogul, a full-length play, Co-written with Ron Pullins
     Firehouse New Works Festival, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport MA, Jan 2003
     New England Fringe Festival, Production, Boston MA, September 2008
     The Actors Studio of Newburyport, Production, Newburyport MA,October 2008
    Fringe Festival, winner, best comedy, Tucson, AZ. January 2015,

The Way Life Should be: A Full-Length Drama
    The Actors Studio of Newburyport, Workshop Production, Newburyport MA, Sept 2012
    New Works Festival, Staged Reading, Newburyport MA, 2004
    Old Pueblo Playwrights New Works Festival, staged reading, Tucson, Az 2005.
    Short listed for the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference 2006.

Way Life Should Be Poster

Your Precious Word a ten-minute play
    Firehouse Center for the Arts, New Works Festival, Proudced, Newburyport MA, 2004
    Mill City Minutes, Image Theatre, Production, September 2006.  

Nailed: Ten-Minute Play, co-written with Ron Pullins
   Old Pueblo Playrights New Works Festival, Production, Tucson AZ. Jan 2007.

 Backfire, a ten-minute play
    Boston Theater Marathon, production, Boston MA, May 2011
    Published in the Boston Theater Marathon Anthology. 2011
    Inspirato Festival, Produced, Toronto Canada, May 2012
    Last Frontier Theater Conference, Play Slam, Valdez AK, June 2013

The Other Woman
   Last Frontier Theater Conference, Staged Reading, Valdez, AK, June 2013

Take Me In: A full-length drama
    Footlights Theatre, Staged Reading, Jamaica Plain MA, July 2010
    New Works Festival, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport MA, Jan 2003

The End, tem-minute play
    Girl Play, Women's Theater Project, staged reading, Ft Lauderdale FL June 2014
    Fem Noire Festival, Image theater, Lowell MA Production, 2011.

Alone At Last, tem-minute play
    Play in A Day Showcase, Unscrewed Theatre, Old Pueblo Playwrights, staged reading, Nov 2014
    Actors Studio of Newburyport. Production, March 2013Newburyport, MA.


Waiting for Godette, a ten-minute play , Hello, Godot! An Anthology of One-Act Plays, October 2022
Benediction for a Murder. Zoetrope, a short story
Stuffed, a poem. Kyso Journal
poem Oasis, Journal, Turquoise Sofa.
Food and Other Enemies, Stories of Consuming Desire, anthology. Essex Publishing, editor and contributor.


Advanced Playwrighting Intensive, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Summer 2007.
Last Frontier Playwrighting Conference, 2012, 2013.

Other Theater Experiences

North Shore Readers Collaborative Theater co-founder with Ron Pullins and Marc Clopton. A concert reading series for the development of new plays. Ongoing.

Writers and Actors, INK, co-founded with Hailey Klein, for the incubation of new plays where writers and actors gather cold read and critique new plays in development. Actors Studio, Newburyport. Ongoing.

Random Acts, co-founded with Hailey Klein, a play-in-a-day festival, 2001, Newburyport, MA.

Associations and memberships

Dramatists Guild, Associate member