About the Playwright

Building Madness is a new screwball comedy written by USA TODAY bestselling author Kate Danley.  Kate Danley is a twenty-five year veteran of stage and screen with a B.S. in theatre Summa Cum Laude from Towson University.  She was one of four students to be named a Maryland Distinguished Scholar in the Arts.   She is currently the Seattle Regional Representative for the Dramatists Guild.

Her debut novel, The Woodcutter (published by 47North), was honored with the Garcia Award for the Best Fiction Book of the Year, 1st Place Fantasy Book in the Reader Views Literary Awards, and the winner of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.  Her book Maggie for Hire spent five weeks on the USA Today Bestseller list as part of the Magic After Dark boxed set and has been optioned for film and television development.  Queen Mab was honored with the McDougall Previews Award for Best Fantasy Book of the Year and was named the 1st Place Fantasy Book in the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards.  She has sold almost a million books globally.

Her plays have been produced internationally. Her play Bureaucrazy was a semi-finalist in the O’Neill National Playwriting Conference.  Power was the winner of the Renegade Theatre Festival.  Kings of the World placed 3rd, tallied from over 400 audience votes, in the 10x10x10 Festival at Fells Point Corner Theatre.  Her screenplay Fairy Blood won 1st Place in the Breckenridge Festival of Film Screenwriting Competition in the Action/Adventure Category and her screenplay American Privateer was a 2nd Round Choice in the Carl Sautter Memorial Screenwriting Competition.  Her scripts The Playhouse, Dog Days, Sock Zombie, SuperPout, and Sports Scents can be seen in festivals and on the internet.

She performed her original stand-up at such clubs as The Comedy Store and The Icehouse and wrote sketch for a weekly show in Hollywood.  She trained at RADA London, The Groundlings, Folger Shakespeare, Theatricum Botanicum, Acme, Seattle Rep with Kristina Sutherland, and in on-camera puppetry with Michael Earl (a.k.a. Mr. Snuffleupagus).  She has over 300+ film, theatre, and television credits to her name.

She lost on Hollywood Squares.