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Kristin Horton

Kristin Horton is a director of new plays, socially engaged performance, and re-imagined classics. Recent work includes the world premiere of Chiori Miyagawa’s In The Line at the Women in Theater Festival in New York, Chisa Hutchinson’s Dead and Breathing at the Contemporary American Theater Festival, and AFTER/LIFE at the Joseph Walker Williams Center in Detroit, a community engaged performance conceived by Lisa Biggs marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 rebellion. She has a longtime association with the Lark Play Development Center, where she has directed as part of its many programs including the US/Mexico Exchange, Middle East America, Playwright’s Week and Barebones Series, as well as several programs for alumni writers. Horton began her theatre career in the mid '90s as a member of the Living Stage Theatre Company, the groundbreaking social change theatre of Arena Stage, where she created performances for a diverse audience including incarcerated men and women. She is an Associate Professor of Practice in Theater & Directing at New York University’s Gallatin School where she also serves as Chair of the Interdisciplinary Arts Program. www.kristinhorton.com

After/Life Tells Untold Stories of the '67 Detroit Rebellion
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After/Life Tells Untold Stories of the '67 Detroit Rebellion

16 October 2017

Playwright Lisa Biggs and director Kristin Horton discuss the process of developing After/Life, a new play about the 1967 Rebellion in Detroit, Michigan with Detroit community members.