Bat Kitty Presented by City TheatreWednesday, May 20, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Each year the Momentum Festival features a work by an alumni of the company’s Young Playwrights Festival, an annual event that showcases new plays in different stages of development.
Streamed on The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh channel. (run-time 90 minutes)
Bat Kitty By Amy Staats Directed by Marti Lyons
About Bat Kitty:
Kelly has had better years. Unable to assert herself at work, dumped by her boyfriend, and staring down her mid 30s, she’s reached a breaking point. Until a small bat faced kitten with animal magnetism to spare stumbles into her life. Suddenly things are happening for Kelly and Bat Kitty, but are they all for the best? Don’t miss this laugh-out-loud funny look at the dark side of internet stardom.
Amy Staats (playwright) was a 2018-2019 Tow-Playwright-in-Residence through the Atlantic Theater Company, and played the role of Eddie Van Halen in Atlantic’s off-Broadway production of her play EDDIE AND DAVE (dir. by Margot Bordelon, developed at Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor and SPACE on Ryder Farm). Other plays include HANDS (Naked Angel’s First Mondays, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Atlantic); THROWS OF LOVE (Samuel French Festival, winner, directed by Jess Chayes); I HOPE SHE’LL BE OKAY (Launch Commission, developed with Jess Chayes at Williamstown TF and New Works Now @Northern Stage). Her TV pilot DEFECTED is in development with Olivia Wingate (MO Studios) and Wren Arthur (Olive Productions). Select acting credits: MILES FOR MARY w/ The Mad Ones (Playwrights Horizons, Bushwick Starr, directed by Lila Neugebauer); THE LAST CLASS (TheaterLab, ACT Seattle, directed by Margot Bordelon written by Megan Hill); THE PROVIDENCE OF NEIGHBORING BODIES (Dutch Kills, directed by Jess Chayes) and TREVOR (Lesser America, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel). TV: FBI, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Bull (recurring).
Marti Lyons (Director) was most recently directing the world premiere of The Scarlet Letter by Kate Hamill at South Coast Repertory Theatre, which, unfortunately, never had a chance to open. Previous to that, Marti most recently directed How to Defend Yourself by liliana padilla at Victory Gardens as part of a co-production with Actors Theatre of Louisville. Other projects include Laura Marks’ Bethany, Marks’ Mine and Will Nedved’s Body and Blood (The Gift Theatre); Catherine Treischmann’s Hot Georgia Sunday and Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar (Haven Theatre); Prowess by Ike Holter, The Peacock by Calamity West and The Last Duck by Lucas Neff (Jackalope Theatre); The Play About My Dad by Boo Killebrew (Raven Theatre); Give it all Back by Calamity West, Mai Dang Lao by David Jacobi, 9 Circles by Bill Cain, Maria/ Stuart by Jason Grote, and co-directed The Golden Dragon (Sideshow Theatre). Next Marti will direct Sense and Sensibility (American Players Theatre) and the world premiere of John Proctor is the Villain by Kimberly Belflower (Studio Theatre). Marti was the 2015 Maggio Fellow at the Goodman Theatre. Marti is an ensemble member at The Gift Theatre, an Artistic Associate with Sideshow Theatre and a proud member of SDC. www.martilyons.com
City Theatre closes each season with the Momentum Festival: New Plays at Different Stages, which brings some of the most exciting playwrights in the country to Pittsburgh for a weekend of workshops, readings, and artist panels. Momentum is an annual event that showcases new plays in different stages of development.