Kirsten Greenidge

Kirsten Greenidge

Kirsten Greenidge’s (she/her) past A.R.T. credits include Greater Good, a collaboration with Company One Theatre. Greenidge creates work that presents African American experiences on stage by examining the nexus of race, class, and gender. Kirsten is currently a Mellon Fellow/Howlround Artist in Residence at Company One Theatre in Boston Massachusetts, where she helps run Company One’s playwriting program, PlayLab. She is the author of Our Daughters, Like Pillars (upcoming at Huntington Theatre Company); Baltimore, a commission from the Big Ten Consortium at the University of Iowa, which toured to the National Black Theatre Conference; Bud, Not Buddy, an adaptation of the children’s novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, with music by Terence Blanchard (Metro Stage Company in St. Louis); The Luck of the Irish (Huntington Theatre Company; LTC3); and Milk Like Sugar (La Jolla Playhouse; Women’s Project Theater; Playwrights Horizons; Huntington Theatre Company; Lucille Lortel Award nomination; Independent Reviewers of New England, San Diego Critics, and Obie Awards). She is a 2016 winner of the Roe Green Award for new plays from Cleveland Playhouse for Little Row Boat; or, Conjecture, a play about Sally Hemings, James Hemings, and Thomas Jefferson, commissioned by Yale Rep. Her play As Far as a Century’s Reach toured to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival after being part of the Royal Exchange’s B!RTH Project. She is a proud author of Audacity, part of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Every 28 Hour Plays, and she’s enjoyed development experiences at Family Residency at the Space at Ryder Farm, the Huntington’s Summer Play Festival, Cleveland Playhouse (as the 2016 Roe Green New Play Award recipient), The Goodman, Denver Center Theatre’s New Play Summit, Sundance, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Sundance at Ucross, and the O’Neill. Greenidge is currently working on commissions from Company One, La Jolla Playhouse, OSF’s American Revolutions Project, The Goodman, and Playwrights Horizons. She is an alum of New Dramatists, and has proudly graced The Kilroys List of new plays by women, trans, and non-binary writers of the American theater. Her play Familiar, a winner of the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival New Play Award, was presented by the A.R.T. Institute in January 2018. She is an alum of Wesleyan University and the Playwrights Workshop at the University of Iowa. She oversees the Playwriting Program at the School of Theatre at Boston University.