Kay Poiro is an award-winning screenwriter and internationally produced playwright. Her stage plays have been performed across the United States and around the world, including London, Sydney, Toronto, Johannesburg and Off-Off Broadway productions in New York City. Last year, her play “The Twilight Jones” won first place at Towne Street Theatre’s Ten Minute Play Festival in Los Angeles.
Her screenplays are garnering attention all over Hollywood. Her feature script “Ridgeway Mystery Club” won Best Screenplay at the 2012 LA Femme Film Festival and another feature script “Lucas Donovan Forever” was a 2008 Slamdance top five finalist. Her feature script “Rewind” is currently under option.
Kay is also a 2011 Page Screenwriting Award finalist for her TV sitcom pilot “A Matter of Trust”.
Another T.V. pilot “Brewster Commons” won Best Short Screenplay at the 2014 Harlem International Film Festival and most recently, she was a participant in the Writer’s Guild Foundation’s 2015 Veteran Writers Retreat in Los Angeles.
Other awards include: Best TV Pilot, Hollywood & Vine Film Festival, 2012; Best Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Script, International Family Film Festival, 2014; Best TV Pilot, International Horror Hotel Film Festival, 2015.
Upcoming projects include staged readings in Los Angeles and Colorado, as well as the premiere and opening night of the “Districtland” pilot at the D.C. Independent Film Festival. Kay was a staff writer on “Districtland,” the story of five D.C. millennials grappling with the loss of idealism and struggling to find meaning in the nations’ capital.
Kay is a member of the Dramatists Guild and lives near Tucson, Arizona.
Name: Kay Phillips
Lives in: Tucson, Arizona
Occupation: Playwright and Screenwriter
Best T.V. Spec Script, Cannes Screenplay Contest
Best T.V. Pilot, Urban MediaMakers Film Festival
Best T.V. Pilot, International Horror Hotel Film Festival
Best Short Screenplay, Harlem International Film Festival
Best Short Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Script, International Family Film Festival
Best Screenplay, LA Femme Film Festival
Best T.V. Pilot Script, Hollywood & Vine Film Festival