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Kathryn MacMillan (KC) recently became the Producing Artistic Director of Tiny Dynamite, home of the popular theater project A Play, A Pie, and a Pint.  KC is a Philadelphia-based theater director and arts leader who has earned a reputation for directing classical and contemporary works with freshness and clarity, tackling plays about big ideas, and shaping great ensemble acting. She has directed forty professional productions in the Philadelphia area and beyond; recent productions include Romeo and Juliet (Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company), The Comedy of Errors (Dram Tree Shakespeare, Wilmington, NC), Grounded (InterAct), and Mrs. Warren’s Profession at Lantern Theater Company, where she served as the Associate Artistic Director for eight seasons.

KC’s notable productions include the critically acclaimed The Beauty Queen of Leenane (named Best Production of the 2012/13 season & Best Director by Philadelphia Weekly, who called her “sensationally gifted”), The Liar (Best Production Honorable Mention that same season), Arcadia (Runner up, Best Overall Production & Best Director by Phindie Independent Critic Awards), Doubt (named one of the Best Plays of 2015 by the Philadelphia Daily News), The Breath of Life (Barrymore Award nomination: Outstanding Overall Production of a Play), The Hothouse (Barrymore nominations for Outstanding Direction & Outstanding Production of a Play), I Am My Own Wife (Barrymore nominations for Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Production of a Play and winner of the Virginia Brown Martin Philadelphia Award).  

She was also an actor in the Barrymore-nominated ensemble of Philadelphia Artists’ Collective’s The Fair Maid of the West. In 2015, KC was named one of Billy Penn’s Who’s Next: 16 Young Philadelphians Shaping the Arts Scene. In addition to her work at Tiny Dynamite, KC recently began a stint as a Guest Artistic Director for the 2017-18 season at Theatre Horizon in Norristown, PA.