Patrick Kennelly’s direction, design, performance, and curation in the realms of theater, film, installation, and performance and visual art has been presented in Los Angeles at a variety of venues, including Highways Performance Space and Gallery, the Hammer Museum, LACE, Track 16, CrazySpace, UCLA's Freud Playhouse, Sophia Louisa Projects, and New Wight Gallery at the Broad Arts Center. His theatrical work has included original plays, large-scale performance installation, and image-based physical theater.
Kennelly received his BFA in Film/Video at CalArts and an MFA in Theater Direction at UCLA. He was a recipient of the 2008 Princess Grace Award for Theater. He is currently Associate Artistic Director at Highways, as well as serving on their board of directors.
Kennelly’s work is a radical collage of high + low artistic forms and materials with an emphasis on the body --- its relationship to space, time, and current anxieties in the global political, social, and cultural spheres. The work explores themes and narratives (whether by another writer, himself, or in collaborative creation) that viscerally penetrates the multiplicity of our human Folly.