Enjoy getting back a bullies, bureaucrats and social injustice through humor and sometimes, serious drama.
Films
Just completed three new screenplays, SCABS (comedy), REPOSITION (comedy) and DA DOO WAAS (animated sci-fi musical).
Please go to www.voodooqueen.info for a visual morsel from the award winning screenplay and play, The JoJo Mama and the Voodoo Queen. The segment was directed by the talented Robert Proctor in the midst of a downpour. The segment was completed October 2021.
Four years ago, we completed The Audition (Bronco’s Dolls Go to Hollywood). Thirteen minute short film was my learning curve or MFA as a friend describe the production and outcome. It was derived from a storyboard and script that was selected as one of forty out of three thousand submissions for the AT&T Create-A-Thon. Some terrific concepts become challenging in the actual production!
More about my screenplays
The JoJo Mama and the Voodoo Queen earned best screenplay at the Austin Comedy Film Festival this summer. The Stage play version earned Panelist Favorite Award from the late Michael Warren Powell at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference.
My historical drama-fiction, Picnik, earned best feature screenplay award at the most recent Irvine International Film Festival, 2021.
Scabs, short screenplay. earned best short screenplaye at the 2018 Atlanta Comedy Film Festival, best short Screenplay at Oaxaca Film Festival 2018 and best TV series, Portland Comedy Film Festival, 2018. English/Spanish. The feature version was completed this spring and is being represented by a producer and a distributor.
The Doll Man (El Hombre Muñecas),comedy, English/Spanish. Finalist at Oaxaca Pitchfest, 2021. Animation version accepted in LA Animation Festival.
Da Doo Waas, Animation. Work-in-progress. Developed outline and character bible during recent Sundance Sci-Fi writing course taught by Philip Eisner.
Stage Plays
Written nine full-length plays, , two one-act plays and more than a dozen ten-minute plays. The Dramatist Guild Gulf Coast Region aired a reading of my short drama, Roman 8:32 last month. Two of my ten-minute plays were produced at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival in 2017 and 2019. One of them, Fourth-Quarter Quarter Pick-Up, was optioned by the filmmaker, Jeffrey VanDavis. Recently read from new play, Hearing Art, as part of the Playwrights Guild of Canada Reading Series. Segments of the play were workshopped by the Playwrights Round Table, Orlando and a complete reading recently by the talented actors from White Mouse Productions at Florida State University.
Education
BA in Journalism and MA in Communications from the University of Alabama. MBA from the University of Buffalo.
Creative writing classes with American Book Award winner, Bob Shacochis, playwright Janet Burroway, Marlon Barton (O. Henry Finalist), and poet Peter Huggins. Also, Dramatist Guild Master Playwriting Course taught by Andrea Lepcio. Completed the Songwriter’s Circle course taught by Roland Tech and the Playwrights Center playwriting course with Stephen Getz. In 2020, finished the Sundance Collab TV Writing Course and in 2021, completed the Sundance Sci-Fi course taught by Philip Eisner.
Participated in workshops with Joseph Chaikin and several DG Workshops in LA and New York.
Other
Recently completed a novel, Joints. Querying manuscript summer 2021. My stories, poetry, essays, and illustrations have appeared in newspapers, international journals, and literary magazines. My humorous business text, You! The Brand was published in China by Beijing Fortune Press. My first humor book, MBA Guidebook, was represented by the late Glenn Cowley (NYC) and a humorous cartoon manuscript, Political Folksay, with artist Steve Sweny, was represented by the late Toni Mendez (NYC).
Member of the Dramatist Guild and Playwrights Guild of Canada.
Resources
Web site www.leekitchenwriter.com Facebook Lee Kitchen Writer
Vimeo Lee Kitchen Vimeo IMDb Lee Kitchen IMDb
Filmfreeway https://filmfreeway.com/rkitchen
Career including working at J.Walter Thompson Advertising (New York and Chicago), Marketing Director at the Mentholatum Company and at Greater Buffalo Press, large commercial printer in North America. Created business, Free-Lance Network with offices in Buffalo and Rochester.
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    The JoJo Mama and the Voodoo Queen
    Screenplay, Stage Play, Treatment
    Five minutes of JoJo Mama and the Voodoo Queen2021
    Short
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    Five minutes of JoJo Mama and the Voodoo Queen2021
    Short
Panelist Favorite by the late Michael Warren Powell
The JoJo Mama and the Voodoo Queen
Last Frontier Playwrighting Festival
Valdez, Alaska
College
University of Alabama (BA; MA) ; University of Buffalo (MBA)
Journalism
College
Huntingdon College/Alabama Creative Writing Project
Short story and Poetry
College
Florida State University Creative Writing Program (Audited two courses)
Creative Non-Fiction and Playwriting
Birth Date
March 30
Nickname
Lee
Birth City
TALLAHASSEE
Current City
TALLAHASSEE
Hometown
TALLAHASSEE
Height
5.'10
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
TALLAHASSEE
Eye Color
Blue
Zodiac Sign
Aries
Excited to be in the middle of a new screenplay, JABOBS and working on revising my play Hearing Art and WFLO.
"How old would you be if you did not know how old you were?" Satchel Paige
"Remember, the best tunes come from older fiddles." Barbara Hyde.
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