Beth Kander

Beth Kander is a writer, performer and non-profit consultant / cause strategist. She has worked in a variety of settings, most recently serving as Director of Social Media at groundbreaking creative agency Mad Genius; prior to that, she served as Director of Cultural Programming at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute. Named Best Jackson Writer by the Jackson Free Press in 2011 and 2009, Beth writes plays, screenplays, fiction, and non-fiction. Her children's book "Glubbery Gray: The Knight-Eating Beast" (Pelican, 2010), co-authored by Bret Kenyon and illustrated by Jesse Labbe, is delighting children across the nation. A Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Arts Fellow, she also recently won acclaim for her play "See Jane Quit," which won the Mississippi Theatre Association Playwriting Award (2009), a Eudora Welty New Play Series award (2010). She has had plays produced by many companies, including the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England; 11:11 Theatre Company, Boston; Heartland Theatre, Normal, IL; Fn Productions, New York; Theatre Oxford, Oxford, MS; and Planet Ant in Detroit. Beth has appeared in several short films, long-form corporate videos, regional TV and radio commercials, and numerous stage productions. She has a B.A. from Brandeis University and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan.