Kirsten Greenidge

Kirsten Greenidge’s plays are best described as works that place hyperrealism on stage as they examine the nexus of race, class, gender, and the African American experience.  Recently recognized as playwright laureate of Boston, she is the author of Beacon,  Little Row Boat, Feeding Beatrice, Our Daughters, Like Pillars, Greater Good,  Baltimore, Bud Not Buddy (an adaptation of the children’s novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, with music by Terence Blanchard) The Luck Of The Irish, and Milk Like Sugar, which was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award and received an Independent Reviewers of New England Award, a San Diego Critics Award, and a Village Voice Obie Award, among others. She’s enjoyed development experiences at the Family Residency at the Space at Ryder Farm, the Huntington’s Summer Play Festival, Cleveland Play House as the 2016 Roe Green New Play Award recipient, The Goodman, Denver Center, Sundance, Bay Area Playwright’s Festival, Sundance at Ucross, and the O’Neill. Kirsten is currently working on commissions from the Huntington (Common Ground with Melia Bensussen), La Jolla Playhouse (To The Quick), and Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s American Revolutions Project (Roll, Belinda, Roll).  A recent PEN/Laura Pels Playwrighting Award recipient and current Andrew W. Mellon/Howlround Fellow in residence at Company One Theatre, she is an alum of New Dramatists, a member of the Honor Roll, and has proudly graced the Kilroys list of New Plays by women and women-identified playwrights several years running. She attended the Playwright’s Workshop at the University of Iowa and Wesleyan University and oversees the BFA playwrighting track at Boston University’s School of Theatre where she is currently acting co-chair of Performance and acting chair of Theatre Arts.