Christy's Got Cancer!

When Kate’s hypochondriac, maelstrom of a self-involved mother gets the kind of news no one (but her) wants, Kate must marshal her family’s collective dysfunctional superpowers to come up with a care plan and resolve their relationship in time.

  • Kim Turner
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    Comedy, dark comedy
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    United States
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  • The Writers Lab
    New York, NY
    September 1, 2015
  • Austin Film Festival
    Austin, TX
    October 1, 2016
    Second Rounder
  • Sundance Screenwriting Lab
    Park City, Utah
    July 1, 2011
    Advanced to second round
Writer Biography - Kim Turner

Kim Turner is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory in Chicago, Second City’s writing program and IO’s (formerly Improv Olympic) writing programs. She’s performed improv and written sketches for almost 20 years and her screenplay, Christy’s Got Cancer!, was selected for the inaugural Meryl Streep Screenwriters’ Lab (and the only comedy!). It went to the second round of competition at the Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab and was a Second Rounder at the Austin Film Festival. The Nicholl Fellowship told her not to quit her day job. Most recently, she accidentally hit David Pasquesi (known in Chicago as ‘Improv Jesus’) in the face with her purse onstage while doing a performance of His Girl Friday. She has performed and written with venerated and talented people from all over the improv, television and film communities in Chicago and New York but has not had a screenplay produced… yet.

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