Photos by Emma Benson
Kenz (she/her) is a Chicago based theatre maker, teacher, and lifelong learner. Her work as an artist focuses on mythology, folklore, feminism, curiosity and queerness. She is most interested in exploring themes through devised, collaborative works that allow for a non-hierarchical approach to creation. Her shows are often based in magical realism and highlight audience interaction.
Kenz is a recent graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University, and holds a BFA in Theatre Arts Directing, as well as a minor in history. She is currently pursuing an MA in Digital Communications and Media Studies at DePaul. She is a recipient of DePaul's First Year Writing Showcase Award, as well as the Rhoda Pritzker Endowed Scholarship for imagination, discipline and collaboration.
Morris McLennan, Playwright
Kenz puts her whole heart and brain into all of her work, from theatre to media projects to caring for her community.
Hallie Newell, Theatre Manager
Kenz is one of the only artists I know who is able to communicate a clear vision through her work. Her passion, drive and need to create art that aligns with her values is something every artist should aspire to have.
Jasmine Bracey, Actor
In addition to being a great listener and multi-tasker, Kenz is a clear communicator and can adapt her communication to each individual she addresses.