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Kirsten Greenidge

Recent PEN/America Award winner and Obie recipient Kirsten Greenidge is the author of BaltimoreMilk Like SugarThe Luck of the IrishSplendor, and 103 Within The Veil, among other plays. Her work has appeared at New Repertory Theatre, The Huntington, LCT3, La Jolla Playhouse, Playwrights Horizons, Company One Theatre, The Flea, P. 73, New Georges, and the Humana Festival of New Work. She is currently working on commissions from Oregon Shakespeare Festival/American Revolutions, The Kennedy Center, Playwright’s Horizons, The Goodman, and La Jolla Playhouse. Kirsten is Assistant Professor of Theatre at the School of Theatre at Boston University, is a member of Boston’s Rhombus Playwrghting Group, and an alum of New Dramatists. She attended Wesleyan University as a United States History Major and the Playwright’s Workshop at the University of Iowa.

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Bringing the Playwright's Perspective to the Table
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Bringing the Playwright's Perspective to the Table

3 September 2019

Playwrights Kirsten Greenidge and Peter Nachtrieb talk about what it means to be an artist in residence, how theatres constantly work on their mission, connecting with the community, and more.   

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On Seeing and Being Seen
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On Seeing and Being Seen

30 April 2019

Playwright Kirsten Greenidge talks about what it means to see and be seen in theatre.

FemTour
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FemTour

A Road Trip Through the Lens of Equity and Inclusion

29 September 2017

Playwright Kirsten Greenidge and her family travel to feminist historical landmarks around New England.

Steely Lies The Heart
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Steely Lies The Heart

Musings on Playwriting in the Age of Trump

1 April 2017

Kirsten Greenidge reflects on the playwright's relationship to this unruly moment of cultural shift and what happens to one’s work when the world around us is changing so rapidly?  

Playwright Residency
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Playwright Residency

Why Kirsten Greenidge? Why Company One Theatre?

30 July 2016

Shawn LaCount, Artistic Director of Company One Theatre in Boston and playwright-in-residence Kirsten Greenidge discuss their participation in the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s National Playwright Residency Program.

When There's a Reason to Rewrite
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When There's a Reason to Rewrite

11 June 2012

Playwright Kirsten Greenidge reflects on her impulses to rewrite, and how she learned to stay connected to her work.