Kristin Horton

HORTON_KRISTINARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Kristin Horton is director primarily interested in new work, socially engaged performance, and the re-imagining of classics. Recent works in progress include a collaboration with Chisa Hutchinson as part of a commissioned playwright/director team on a theatrical event inspired by and engaging with the North Shore community of Staten Island as part of Working Theater’s Five Boroughs/One City Project and work with Lisa Biggs on the development of After/Life: Detroit ’67, a living history play devised by Detroit residents and undergraduates at Michigan State University marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 rebellion. Her new work collaborations have appeared at the Contemporary American Theater Festival, Working Theater, HERE, NYC Summerstage, The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, Workhaus Collective, Riverside Theatre, among others. 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. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Theater Communications Group, Sundance Theatre Lab, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She is the recipient of the 2013-14 Gallatin Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and serves as Chair of the Interdisciplinary Arts Program.