C. Kay ‘Andy’ Landis’ plays include The Volunteer, A Special Day, Deep Purple, and the musicals HOWDEE!, and Aesop. Her short plays include Praying for a Hurricane, Camden on Ice, Hating Hope, and Whatever – all of which have received awards in numerous festivals. The Volunteer was produced October 2016 after winning the Center Stage New Play Festival 2015, was a semi-finalist in the 2016 O'Neill National Playwright Conference, and was a semi-finalist for both the 2015 Ashland New Plays Festival and the 2015 Playwrights’ Center Core Apprenticeship. Her short and 10-minute plays have been produced and developed by Warner Theater Festival, Ramapo College Theater Festival, ATHE, The Great Plains Theatre Conference, Metropolitan Theatre Festival, and Water for Theatre. Her short play, Whatever, was a 2014 Kennedy Center ACTF finalist. Landis was selected for the Cape May International Theater Festival and was a 2005 guest artist for the Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive and a 2006 alum guest for the same.
Landis was chosen for the 2017 Writing Room in Nashville Tennessee.
She’s a proud member of The Dramatists Guild, SAG and AFTRA, and a founding member of the Dramatists Guild’s Women’s Initiative. She earned her MFA in from Lesley University.
As the appointed Representative for the Dramatists Guild, Landis is proud to support and engage playwrights, composers, and librettists throughout Tennessee.
Before returning to her first love of playwriting, Landis was a professional singer-songwriter performing around the globe and writing over 300 songs.
Prior to her music career, Landis studied acting in Los Angeles with noteworthy coaches including Tom Kibbe, Stella Adler and Sal Dano. She appeared on numerous television shows, commercials, and on stage.
She currently divides her time between New York City and Tennessee.