Kate Moira Ryan

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Kate Moira Ryan
Born United States
Occupation Playwright

Kate Moira Ryan is an American playwright.[1][2][3]

Among the plays Ryan has worked on are Leaving Queens;[4] The Beebo Brinker Chronicles,[5][6] an adaptation of three books by Ann Bannon;[7] Caveweller;[8][9] and Bass for Picasso.[10][11][12][13]

Ryan was the co-writer of comedian Judy Gold's one-woman show, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother. It is based on a series of interviews with more than 50 Jewish mothers in the United States.[14] Their stories are interspersed with anecdotes about Gold's own mother and her life as a lesbian mother of two sons.[15]


  1. ^ "Kate Moira Ryan '87 | Trinity Magazine 2008 - Trinity Washington University - nursing BSN, MBA and other degree programs plus teacher preparation in Washington DC". Trinitydc.edu. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  2. ^ "Playscripts, Inc. - Kate Moira Ryan". Playscripts.com. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  3. ^ "Kate Moira Ryan in the Indie Theater Companion". Nytheatre.com. 2010-03-26. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  4. ^ Gates, Anita (17 March 2001). "THEATER REVIEW; Family Skeletons Hide In A Cigar Box". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Rocco, Claudia La (2007-10-12). "Beebo Brinker Chronicles - Review - Theater - New York Times". Theater.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  6. ^ Blankenship, Mark (30 September 2007). "Sapphic Pulp Fiction". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  7. ^ Corthron, Kia (September 2007). "Lesbian Pulp Fiction: The Beebo Brinker Chronicles". The Brooklyn Rail. 
  8. ^ Rooney, David (2004-05-04). "Variety Reviews - Cavedweller - Film Reviews - Tribeca - Review by David Rooney". Variety.com. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  9. ^ Cavedweller - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  10. ^ Taveras, Julia (2010-04-01). "Theater Breaking Through Barriers Cooks Up Bass for Picasso - Encore Magazine: New York". Encoremag.com. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  11. ^ "Kate Moira Ryan's Bass for Picasso to Play Theatre Row's Kirk Theatre". Playbill.com. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  12. ^ Greenfield, Beth (2010-04-26). "Bass for Picasso hits the stage - Gay & Lesbian - Time Out New York". Newyork.timeout.com. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  13. ^ "Kate Moira Ryan Theatre Credits". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  14. ^ Shulman, Randy (January 31, 2008). "Gold Rush: When she's not milking the room for laughs, comic Judy Gold juggles a career, two kids and her 85-year-old Jewish mother". Metro Weekly. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  15. ^ Hoban, Phoebe (2006-01-27). "Listen to Your Mother! And Other Advice". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-03-20.