Robert Kinast

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During my twenty-five year academic career in the field of practical theology (Ph.D., Emory University), I published ten books and over fifty journal articles. In much of this writing, I developed role play situations and verbatim dialogue to communicate more general principles and themes.

When I semi-retired in 2002, I began indulging my lifelong love of theater by writing stage plays, using the experience I gained in my professional work. Since that time, I have completed twenty three one-act plays, twelve of which have been produced as part of short play festivals. Two others have been semi-finalists in the 2007 and 2009 Drama for Seniors competition at The Ohio State University.

Among my six full-length plays, A Human Shield won the 2007 New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest and was given a five-week production in October 2008 at the 13th Street Repertory Company Theatre in New York. I am delighted that it is now listed in the catalogue of Heartland Plays Inc.

In April 2010 the Center for Arts and Letters at Rockhurst University in Kansas City selected my full-length play, Nails, for a staged reading. I am currently awaiting the next irresistible idea for a new play while continuing to market those I have already completed.

Author's Plays