McKenna Kerrigan

Visiting Lecturer in Theatre Arts

McKenna Kerrigan is a theatre artist who has performed in world premieres of plays including: Middletown (Vineyard Theatre), I Came to Look for You on Tuesday (La Mama), Freedom Club (Connelly Theatre), The Really Big Once / Ten Blocks on the Camino Real (Target Margin), The Bereaved (Partial Comfort), The Fab 4 Reach the Pearly Gates (PS 122), and in the Ice Factory Festival (Ohio Theatre). Regionally, McKenna has performed with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Walker Art Center, People’s Light, Headlong Dance Theatre, Lantern Theatre (Barrymore Nomination), Andy Warhol Museum, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and toured Ireland performing in the ReJoyce Festival. Selected residencies and workshops include: Deaf West Theatre; Lincoln Center, New York Theatre Workshop, New Dramatists, The Orchard Project, The Lark Development Center’s Playwrights’ Workshop, and Toni Morrison’s Atelier at Princeton University.

McKenna received an M.F.A. in Performance & Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College (Lillie Berk Memorial Graduate Scholarship and Adele and Norman Morris Memorial Award), a B.A. in English & Women’s Studies from Wesleyan University, and studied acting at Atlantic Theatre Company in New York and Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. An Associated Artist with Obie Award-winning Target Margin Theater, McKenna has taught in graduate programs at City College of New York and Brooklyn College, and lectured in the Theatre Departments of West Chester University and the University of Delaware. Currently, she is directing Arcadia University BFA students in Springtime by María Irene Fornés and Overtones by Alice Gerstenberg.  Film: Knock at the Cabin, Dead Women Walking; Aftermath; My America; Lebanon, PA; Ready or Not. TV: The President is Missing (pilot), Law & Order, FBI: Most Wanted, Dispatches From Elsewhere, Criminal Minds; UPCOMING: HBO Max’s The Girls on the Bus.