Mackenzie Goodwin Tran is an actor, director, and writer. She was inspired to work in theatre by her mom, who is also a director. After seeing her first play, she remembers that it was very exciting to know that something unexpected could happen at any moment! Mackenzie was a production assistant at The Coterie for Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat, though she has worked at many theatres in Kansas City, including The Living Room, Kansas City Actors Theatre, and the Kansas City Ballet. This summer, she will be attending the Directors Lab at the Lincoln Center Theatre in New York. Mackenzie is a reporter for HowlRound.com, and is the artistic director of the Westport Center for the Arts Theatre.