Wednesday, August 12, 2015

2015 Judge: Kathy Fehl

Kathy Fehl

She worked in New York during the eighties and half the nineties, writing and directing plays. Fourteen of her plays were produced in small theaters. She directed new works by John Ford Noonan, John Patrick Shanley, Katharine Houghton, and produced a play written and directed by John Sayles. She also directed classics including Brecht, Strindberg, Beckett, Joyce and Shakespeare. Kathy started an outdoor theater at the 79th Street Boat Basin, on the West side of Manhattan. The site looked out through arches at the Hudson River. 

Along with Ian Teal, Kathy wrote, directed and produced a feature film, Mint Julep (, featuring Angelica Page (Torn), David Morse, John Mezzacappa, Susan Aston and James Gandolfini. This was shot in North Carolina and New York, and edited in Wisconsin. In 2007 Fehl & Teal started Wega Arts and bought and began renovating the Gerold Opera House in Weyauwega, WI. The organization, at, is dedicated to developing new material in theater and film.

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