Kristin Horton is a stage director primarily interested in developing new work, re-imagining classics, and producing public events that create forums for dialogue and action concerning urban democracy and the arts. Her new play collaborations have appeared at the Contemporary American Theater Festival, Working Theater, HERE, NYC Summerstage, William Inge Playwrights’ Festival, The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, Workhaus Collective, among others. She has a longtime association with the Lark Play Development Center, where she has directed as part of its many programs, including the US-Mexico Exchange, Playwright’s Week, and Barebones Series. At the Lark, she’s worked with a diverse range of writers including Rajiv Joseph, David Henry Hwang, Samuel D. Hunter, Lisa Kron, Chisa Hutchinson, Katori Hall, Steve Drukman, and Lloyd Suh. Horton began her theater career in the mid-90s as a member of the Living Stage Theatre Company, the groundbreaking social change theater of Arena Stage. In DC, she also produced adult education programs for the Kennedy Center’s 1999-2000 season. A recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts/TCG Career Development Program for Directors she has also received fellowships from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Sundance Theater Lab. She is the recipient of the 2013-2014 Gallatin Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and a member of the full-time faculty.