The Playwright


Kirsten Greenidge’s productions at Company One include 103 WITHIN THE VEIL; A MORE PEFECT UNION; AT THE READY; THE GIBSON GIRL; and THANKSGIVING, part of the anthology play GRIMM, and the source material for SPLENDOR.

In May 2012 Kirsten received an OBIE Award from the Village Voice for her play MILK LIKE SUGAR which was produced at La Jolla Playhouse and then went on to New York, presented at Playwright’s Horizons as a coproduction with Women’s Theater Project. MILK LIKE SUGAR was awarded a TCG Edgerton grant as well as a San Diego Critics Award.

Boston audiences might be familiar with Kirsten’s recent play THE LUCK OF THE IRISH, which was presented at the Huntington Theater Company in the spring of 2012, and enjoyed a warm reception and extended run. In the spring of 2013, it was produced at Lincoln Center/LCT3 (New York).

Kirsten’s current projects include commissions from Yale Rep, Denver Center Theater, The Goodman, La Jolla Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, and Emerson Stage, where she and director Melia Bensussen will adapt the Pulitzer Prize winning book COMMON GROUND.

Kirsten is a resident playwright at Company One, a 2012-13 XX PlayLab participant, a member of New Dramatists and Boston’s Rhombus writing group, a former Huntington Playwriting Fellow, and winner of the 2013 PEN/Laura Pels Theatre Award for a Playwright in Midcareer.


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