Writing

After 10 years of crafting improvised plays on stage, I began writing my own plays in 2012, and I haven't stopped writing since. This momentum inspired me to start my theatre company, American Berserk Theatre, in 2016.

 

After success writing for the stage, I've moved so comfortably into screenwriting, it feels like a custom fit glove I was always meant to slip on. Most genres appeal to me, but especially comedy, sci-fi, historical fiction, and fantasy. If we can mash a couple of those together, you've got my attention. 

Full Length Stage Plays

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BLOOD, SWEAT, & CHEERS

A Comedy About Competitive Cheerleading

Co-written with best selling thriller author Amy Gentry, BSC is a coming-of-age teen dramedy we staged in Austin, TX in 2013.
Now published by Youth Plays (free writing sample available on their site).

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SUBJECT TO CONTROL

A New Play

Co-written and performed in 2016 with my creative partner and American Berserk Theatre co-founder Curtis Luciani, STC was called, "skillfully sculpted... a hilarious exploration of the human condition,by The Austin Chronicle. Winner of a Critics Award.

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KILLER GIRLS

A Pop Horror Revenge Comedy

My first big solo playwriting adventure, written and performed in 2018.
"When the killer girls of this timely satire strike back at abusive bros, revenge is sweet, smart, and hilarious."

-Austin Chronicle

Nominated in 5 categories for the 2018 B. Iden Payne Awards.

Screenplays

Fictional Character

Urban Fantasy/ Comedy Pilot
 

Hour Long Streaming Series

Co-written with J.R. Zambrano.

Fast-Paced, Adult, Witty, Magical.

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Animated Adult Sci-Fi Comedy

Half-Hour Episodic Series 

Co-written with J.R. Zambrano.
Zany, Charming, Small World. 

Modern Office

20 Minute Action Sci-Fi Short

Short Film or Pilot Script

Co-Written with J.R. Zambrano.

Young Adult, Surprising, Dystopian.

How Did Improv Lead To Screenwriting?

My award-winning internationally touring improv company
Parallelogramophonograph has honed and refined again and again the art of improvising a play on the spot in a variety of styles. With over 1,000 shows under our belts, we've staged every genre imaginable and have taken our approach on the road to over 65 cities and 11 countries since we began the company in 2005.

 

Storytelling is in my bones.

Characters of all kinds are already in my mind.

 

I make up 90-minute plays with no prep every single week. Moving into writing fiction for the stage and screen has been so natural and such a joy for me.

For professional playwriting or screenwriting samples, please reach out via my contact form.

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Shorter Plays & Other Performed and Published Works

Kaci Beeler is an Austin, TX artist offering graphic design, custom art and murals, acting and writing services, teaching, directing, and more.

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Rockefeller Ragtime

A 1920s Jazz Age Murder Mystery Commissioned by CIRCUS PICNIC

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Totally
Bogus!

A Stranger Things-Inspired 1980s Murder Mystery

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Murder on the
Magical Express

A Ridiculous Wizarding Murder Mystery

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Pole
Position

For Some Kinds of Dance, You Need Brass Ovaries. (Link.)

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Interview with Japan's 
Wagakkiband

Rock + traditional Japanese instruments = 俊英! (Link.)

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This Job Will
Change Your
Life

Former staff reflect on the zigs and zags of life post-Chronicle (Link.)