Kaysy’s plays have won her awards including Southern Methodist University’s 2015 Rosenfield Award for Excellence in Playwriting and the 8 in 48 Festival’s 2015 Audience Choice Award for Best Play! Check out her resume and read about a few of her plays here!
SWEET, SWEET JUSTICE
Synopsis: Sweet, Sweet Justice is a two-act dark comedy by Kaysy Ostrom that explores issues of infidelity and revenge through red wine, high heels, and pizza delivery (among other things). Carmen has recently found out that her husband, Jason, is an adulterer. When Jason arrives home on the eve of his big promotion dinner, he finds Carmen has written an elaborate revenge script and has invited his unpredictable mistress, Justice, to help her act it out. The script takes a deadly turn when Justice accidentally murders Jason, and the night begins to spiral into chaos and absurdity as these two women, who barely know each other, must deal with the aftermath of their accidental homicide.
Readings: SMU’s 2015 New Visions New Voices Festival, Greer Garson theatre, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, Dallas, TX
Awards: 2015 Rosenfield Award for Excellence in Playwriting
Synopsis: Devushka and the Cat is a 10-minute play by Kaysy Ostrom that explores issues of endangered animals and the way we are hurting our planet to benefit ourselves through the story of one girl’s love for an endangered cat. Devushka is fiercely smart and wildly adventurous. She is the star of her own fairytale, which involves sneaking out at night and sketching a beautiful wild cat. But when Devushka’s Papa finds her drawings, he has other plans for how to capture the cat’s beauty.
Productions: One of 8 finalists produced at the 8 in 48 Idaho Short Play Festival for Young Audiences.
Awards: 2015 Audience’s Choice Award for Best Play at the 8 in 48 Idaho Short Play Festival for Young Audiences
– 2015 BroadwayWorld Boise Winner for Best Direction of a Play, Lynn Allison Hofflund
Synopsis: Plant and Her is a 10-minute play about two recent college grads, Ceecee and Kev, camping at a music festival. After CeeCee’s disappointment that a young popstar played the set after legendary rock god, Robert Plant, the two friends time travel back to the 1970’s to go to a music festival in its heyday. This play is part of a larger series that Kaysy is working on, in which she writes a 10-minute play inspired by experiences she has each month of the year. Plant and Her is her June play and it was inspired by a her trip to Sasquatch Music Festival shortly after graduating from college.
Productions: One of 11 plays produced at Nylon Fusion Theatre Company’s “This Round’s On Us: Time Travel: 70 – 90’s” festival
Kaysy has a collection of ten-minute plays that she’s currently seeking to submit for festivals, development workshops, and competitions along with her full-length: Sweet, Sweet Justice. She continues to write and write and write!