Kathleen Potts is a nationally recognized playwright, dramaturge, and scholar.  Alumna of Columbia University’s School of the Arts (MFA, Playwriting), and The Graduate Center, CUNY (Ph.D., Theatre), she is also a member of the Dramatists Guild.  Other honors include:  Eugene O’Neill Center Playwriting Fellow and Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival’s “Lorraine Hansberry Award” for her play Miss Nowhere Diner (Dramatic Publishing Company).  She is co-founder and Managing Director of Akadēmeia Theatre Company, which will produce The Illusion of Love this summer in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity.