Craig Kenworthy

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Craig Kenworthy’s plays have been staged at theatres across the country. “But That’s Not What We Ordered” won the Best Script Award at Equinox (MT) Theatre’s 5th Annual One Act Festival. It, “Line” and “The Blue Book Value of Small Things” were all finalists in the prestigious Ten by Ten in the Triangle competition at the ArtsCenter in North Carolina. “Line” and “So Much for Seatbelts” also received recognition from the Lakeshore Players (MN) Ten Minute Play Festival. All four of these award-winning plays are included in his collection of short plays, “Life’s Little Exams.”

His radio play “Hurf,” produced by the Willamette Radio Workshop, won the Silver Charles Ogle award for best fantasy/horror audio drama in 2007 and his one act play “Four Hours From Omaha” was selected for inclusion in the permanent collection of Ohio State University’s Library as part of the Heckart Drama competition. His monologue “Is It a Local Call to the 51st State?” was published in the Texas Theatre Journal in 2011. Recent productions include "Line" at Raconteur Theatre in Columbus, Ohio and “So Much for Seatbelts” at Stage Crafters in Michigan.

Craig is a former contributing writer to Right Between The Ears, an award winning public radio sketch comedy show. His first professional royalty came from Garrison Keillor for this immortal line for Guy Noir: "I've heard you can lose a lot of weight on a diet of low fat cat food." An accomplished distance runner and poet, he lives in Seattle with his wife, Karen Larsen, a social worker. Learn more at

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