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Grand Hotel

1928. Berlin. The city is the epicenter of nightlife and frivolity and home to one of the greatest crossroads of intrigue, luxury, romance, mystery and crime – the Grand Hotel. Kristen appears as Raffaela - the confidante in search of possibility.

The Fingerlakes Musical Theatre Festival, July 10-31.

Directed and Choreographed by Brett Smock

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The Archbishop's Ceiling

In an unnamed country somewhere in Eastern Europe during the rise of Communism, discussions of censorship and loyalty challenge friendships.  This little known Arthur Miller piece asks it's audience if anyone is listening and who truly benefits when secrets are revealed.  Kristen stars as Maya, a radio personality with devotion worth sacrificing everything for.

May 9-19th

Urban Stages

259 West 30th Street, NYC

 

John & Jen

This gritty musical written by Andrew Lippa & Tommy Greenwald

- a tour-de-force for two actors -

honors the relationship between siblings and explores what it means to be a parent.  Kristen steps into the role of Jen opposite Dennis J. Clark as John at The Ritz Theatre in Sheffield, AL.

Musical direction by Rob Ouellette

Memorare

On a hot summer day in July, 1964, a young Nigerian postulant arrives at a New York City convent for refuge, prayer, and a new beginning.  Meanwhile, a 15-year-old black boy has been shot and killed by a white police officer in Harlem.  The streets are raging with riots.  Join Kristen as she explores faith, fear, and redemption as Sister Mary Agnes.

January 10th-27th

St. John's Lutheran Church

81 Christopher Street, NYC

 

Written by Steven Carl McCasland, Direction by Peter Darney

The Fix

Timely as ever, this black comedy features a driving, riveting rock score from Dana P. Rowe, with book and lyrics by John Dempsey (Witches of Eastwick, Zombie Prom). The Fix is a biting, dark and laugh-out-loud satire of the presidential election process.  See Kristen tempt the future president as Tina.  Feinstein's 54 Below - August 9th at 9:30pm.

 

 Broken

Oct. 8-30, 2015   Kristen is thrilled to reunite with writer/choreographer Anthony Giorgio and composer Davey Patterson in Broken - a new theatrical movement piece that explores one woman's battle against her threatening demons.  A part of the Nightmare Horrow Show - NY's Most Terrifying Theatre Festival, Kristen leads a group of dancers as Woman, fighting to escape a power unknown as she struggles to maintain her sanity.  Performing at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center - 107 Suffolk Street (btw. Rivington and Delancey).

 

 5 Plays in Rep!

   Not only will Kristen reprise her roles as Muriel Gardner in Little Wars and Margo Jones in What Was Lost, Kristen will star as long hidden Rosemary Kennedy in Steven Carl McCasland's newest play 28 Marchant Avenue AND Tracy - a young mother who loses her only child to murder - in Neat & Tidy in repertory!  The Clarion Theatre hosts The Beautiful Soup Theatre Collective May 7th-31st, 2015.  

Every day a new play, a new role, a new challenge!

 

 What Was Lost & Shades of Blue

   Reunited with The Beautiful Soup Theater and playwright Steven McCasland,      Kristen will be featured as the revolutionary director of

   The Glass Menagerie Margo Jones and legendary actress Tallulah Bankhead -      in repertory! - August 27th - September 13th, 2014 at The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre 

312 West 36th Street, 2nd floor.

 

Damn Yankees

Kristen will be singing her heart out (get it?) as reporter Gloria Thorpe in MGR's upcoming production choreographed by Tony Award winnner Scott Wise and directed by Broadway veteran David Lowenstein.  Watch out for her rendition of "Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, MO" - sure to be an Auburn crowd-pleaser - July 9th-30th, 2014.

Little Wars

Gertrude... Alice... Lillian... Agatha... Dorothy... and Mary?  Kristen joins the cast of the Beautiful Soup Theater's newest play by Steven Carl McCasland.  Set in 1939 France, a mystery guest stumbles into a salon filled with the greatest literary female minds imaginable.  Thia Stephan Hyde directs.  

April 23-27th, 2014 at Roy Arias Stage II.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

Kristen is heading back to Auburn, NY to start the Redneck Revolution in Merry-Go-Round Playhouse's production of Betsy Kelso and David Nehl's musical June 9 - July 14, 2013 as the husband-saving smart-ass Lin.

Edith Stein

This moving new musical about the martyr and saint, written by Jonathan Matthew Gilbert and John Andrew Tarbet, will be performed on June 28, 2012 

at The York Theater Company.

Ghostlight

Kristen joined the cast of Ghostlight when it premiered at New York's NYMF festival in September 2011. After playing Billie Burke in the Equity Staged Reading, the creators asked her to understudy Rachel York in the role. Kristen was thrilled for the opportunity! Among the incredible cast were Tony nominated Michael Hayden

and Tony winner Daisy Eagan.

Between the Bricks

Kristen traveled back to the land of Oz with the Midtown International Theatre Festival's production of Between the Bricks written by Anthony Giorgio. In this version, Kristen played East - the fed up biker-chick leader of the Witches.

The Barter Theatre

"All those men moving all that meat, who's feeling funny?" Kristen made it a "Woman's World" when she hit Abingdon, VA's main stage as Georgie Bukatinsky in The Full Monty. She also appeared as Dorothea Clark (sister to Tony nominee Evalyn Baron's Bea Blaine) in the world premiere of Catherine Bush's newest play Where Trouble Sleeps based on the novel by Clyde Edgerton.

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