Profile Type: Artist
Kristen Palmer

Kristen Palmer has been working in theater and education for over 20 years.

While a member of Printer's Devil Theater in Seattle, she produced, directed and wrote new plays. In New York she was a member of the Women's Project Theatre Lab, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and the Dramatists Guild Fellows Program and continues to be an associate artist of New Georges. Kristen received a Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights' Center of Minneapolis, a Connecticut State Individual Artist Grant from the Department of Culture and Tourism and was Playwright-in-Residence at the William Inge Center for the Arts. She has designed and implemented arts programs engaging students in their own creative processes with Dreamyard Drama Project, Brooklyn Free School, the Creative Arts Team, and many other organizations throughout the country. She has developed and led arts education programs and directed productions with early childhood through college students, special needs populations, English language learners, incarcerated youth and underserved communities in the South Bronx, Brooklyn and D.C.

Kristen received her Bachelors from Bretton Hall in Yorkshire, England studying Dramatic Arts with a focus on creating original work and using drama in community and educational contexts. She holds an MA from NYU in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study with concentrations in education and theatre and an MFA from Hunter College in Playwriting where she studied under Tina Howe. Her plays have been produced and developed throughout the country.

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Mailing Address: 
East Haddam, CT
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East Haddam, CT
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Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Playwriting
Additional Disciplines: 
Literary Arts- Fiction
Literary Arts - Poetry
Theater - General
Theater - Children's
Theater - Circus
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Improv
Theater - Storytelling
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Populations Served: 
Immigrant Populations
LGBTQ Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
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Artist (Individual)
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Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Theater Technical Production
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Hunter College