Kirsten began her writing career as a journalist working as a Paris Correspondent. Later, she headed to New York to pursue an MFA in playwrighting at NYU. She has appeared on the cover of The Dramatist Magazine as a “writer to watch.” Current commissions include book for MGM’s Benny & Joon, Measure of Success (The Lark Play Development Center, The Orchard Project) and Untitled Huey Lewis and The News musical. Book and lyrics: Little Miss Fix-It (featured on NBC’s The Apprentice). Book: Mrs. Sharp (Richard Rodgers Award, Playwrights Horizons July 2009 starring Jane Krakowski, dir. by Michael Greif), Out of My Head (licensed by Steelespring). Kirsten’s lyrics have been heard on Broadway’s Carols for a Cure album, off-Broadway in Everything About a Family (Almost); as well as in tributes starring Liza Minnelli (NY City Center), Queen Latifah (the Palace Theater) and Cyndi Lauper (Marriott Marquis). She is most recently the recipient of residencies at The Lark Play Development Center, The Orchard Project and CAP 21. A Richard Rodgers Award winner, Lincoln Center Lab Honoree, Dramatist Guild Fellow, Marge Goldwater Scholarship recipient, and a ASCAP workshop participant—Kirsten proudly sits on the Advisory Board of Rosie’s Theater Kids. BFA Acting, USC; MFA Musical Theatre Writing, NYU (Tisch).
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