Patrick Kennelly (editor) and his direction, design, performance, and curation in the realms of film & video, theater, installation, and performance and visual art have been presented internationally at a variety of venues.
Hailed as a “wunderkind” by esteemed critic Debra Levine, Kennelly’s 2012 creation, PATTY – a multi-platform project that included an album, website, music video, commercials, clothing, and a Pop! Musical event (featuring an all-female cast) recently received 5 L.A. Weekly Theater Award nominations including “Best Musical.” It was cited in that same publication as “one of the most exhilarating eviscerations in L.A. this year. Don’t miss it. GO!”
Kennelly’s most recent project is the experimental short-form documentary video ten minutes is two hours, shot in South Sudan. It has been an official selection of OneCloudFest, Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, Costa Rica Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival and more.
Kennelly was a recipient of the 2008 Princess Grace Award for Theater, and has received fellowships and grants from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the City of Santa Monica, the Center for Cultural Innovation, among others. He received his BFA in Film/Video at CalArts and an MFA in Theater Direction at UCLA.
He is currently Co-Artistic Director at Highways, Inc., as well as serving on their board of directors. He is also the founder and producer of U-N-M-A-R-K-E-D, a production entity dedicated to live and remote Outer-disciplinary spectacle, horror, glamour, and social justice.
His favorite poet is Kathy Acker.