Kirsten Greenidge


Associate Professor, Playwriting and Theatre Arts; Co-chair, BFA Performance


CFA Room 471


An avid champion of new work at the SOT in all its forms, Kirsten Greenidge is an Obie Award winning and Lucille Lortel nominated playwright whose plays place hyper realism on stage as they examine the nexus of race, class, gender, and the black experience. Recently recognized as playwright laureate of Boston, she has had the pleasure of working with the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Huntington Theatre, New Rep, Company One, Playwright’s Horizons, La Jolla Playhouse, LTC3 (Lincoln Center), and the Kennedy Center, among others.  Her plays have been developed at Sundance, The Goodman, Southcoast Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, and the Space at Ryder Farm.  A PEN/Laura Pels Playwrighting Award Recipient and current Andrew W. Mellon/Howlround Fellow, she was a recent staff writer for the Tony awards, and an alum of New Dramatists.  A proud member of the Kilroys list of New Plays by women/women identified playwrights several years running, Kirsten attended Wesleyan University and  the Playwright’s Workshop at the University of Iowa. She oversees the BFA playwrighting track at Boston University’s School of Theatre, and current projects include an adaptation of the Pulitzer prize winning COMMON GROUND by J. Anthony Lukas, and an American Revolutions commission with Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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