Currently living in a Midwest cornfield, Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos is a small town American playwright raised in Alabama, New Mexico, and West Texas. Her aesthetic view is a fusion of Southern Appalachian and Southwest U.S. culture and heavily influenced by the literary genres of Magical Realism, Romanticism and Gothicism. She’s the Winner of the Southern Playwrights Competition, a Finalist at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, multiple Finalist and Semifinalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and a Semifinalist for both The O’Neill Playwrights Conference and Princess Grace Playwriting Award. A recipient of the Indiana Individual Artist Grant for playwrighting, her plays have been produced or developed by theaters from NYC to LA, Chicago to Chile, and published by YouthPLAYS. Kelly has a BFA in Theatre Arts from the University of New Mexico and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.