Ernest Kearney

ERNEST KEARNEY (Writer & Director)
Raised by a family of wolves after his abandonment on a remote mountain top Ernest Kearney was naturally drawn to the theater.
As an actor he has played a wide variety of parts including every role in “Hamlet” not requiring a falsetto voice (he was the “Gravedigger” of his generation). He is the recipient of two Dramalogue Awards and has been a finalist or semi-finalist in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition three times. For his play “Peddle” he was named one of America’s best emerging playwrights by the Midwest Theatre Network Competition (1997), and his oft produced “The Little Boy Who Loved Monsters” was accorded East Germany’s Kunstler Preis for a staging directed by Rainer Fassbinder. His most recent work “The Salt Prince” was awarded top honors in the Nathan Miller History Play Contest and received an honorable mention in the Fremont Center Theatre Play Contest. His work has been performed by Michael Dunn, Nancy Parsons, Gene Dynarski, Sandra Tsing Loh, Jack Colvin and Billy Bob Thornton, and staged at, to name a few, Berlin’s Black Theatre, Ashland, Oregon’s NPT, and in Los Angeles the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Moving Arts, The Gardner Stage, The Hudson Theatre Guild and the Bob Baker Marionette Theatre.

Happily married to Marlene.

Radicals: A Bollywood Musical Drama

A gripping Bollywood Musical about a love story struggling to survive in the war-torn valleys of Kashmir. Through action, dialogue and dance, Radicals tackles Islamophobia and the trauma of warfare on innocent lives.


A comedy/horror multimedia solo show about Wayne, an optimistic serial killer who, in order to avoid capture by a local sheriff, must feed his victims to a pit of goblins in the woods.