Kirsten is currently artist in residence at Company One Theatre in Boston with support from the Mellon Foundation’s National Playwright Residency Program administered in partnership with HowlRound, where she co directs Company One’s playwriting program, Playlab. She is the author of BALTIMORE (New Repertory Boston Center for American Performance at Boston University, University of Maryland, University of Iowa), a commission from the Big Ten Consortium at the University of Iowa, BUD NOT BUDDY, an adaptation of the children’s novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, with music by Terance Blanchard (Kennedy Center), THE LUCK OF THE IRISH (Huntington Theatre Company and LCT3), and MILK LIKE SUGAR (La Jolla Playhouse and Playwrights Horizons), which was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award and received an Independent Reviewers of New England Award, a San Diego Critics Award, and a Village Voice Obie Award, among others. Other plays include LITTLE ROW BOAT: OR, CONJECTURE (commissioned by Yale Rep), BOSSA NOVA (Yale Rep) and SANS-CULOTTES IN THE PROMISED LAND (Humana Festival/Actor’s Theatre of Louisville). She’s enjoyed development experiences at the Family Residency at the Space at Ryder Farm, the Huntington’s Summer Play Festival, Cleveland Playhouse as the 2016 Roe Green New Play Award recipient for LITTLE ROW BOAT, The Goodman, Denver Center, Sundance, Bay Area Playwright’s Festival, Sundance at Ucross, the O’Neill and San Francisco Playhouse’s Sandbox Series with ZENITH. Kirsten is currently working on commissions from the Huntington (COMMON GROUND with Melia Bensussen and MOIRA SPINS), Company One (FOR THE GREATER GOOD), La Jolla Playhouse (TO THE QUICK), Oregon Shakespeare American Revolutions Project (ROLL, BELINDA, ROLL), and Playwrights Horizons (BEACON). She is an alum of New Dramatists, and has proudly graced the Kilroys list of New Plays by women and women identified playwrights several years running. She attended the Playwright’s Workshop at the University of Iowa and Wesleyan University.
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