Playwright Kristen Palmer

Necessary Exposure photo by Jody Christopherson-18This portrait was on display at Dixon Place. It is part of Necessary Exposure’s 3rd installation which explores what it means to be writing for the theater as a woman at this moment in history.

Click below to listen to an excerpt of Kristen’s play The Heart in Your Chest read by Jill Frutkin and Jody Christopherson. Sound Design by Martha Goode.

“Humans need to be heard, to be seen. We must get the mess of our minds and hearts and histories into a form that we can recognize deeply or it will overwhelm us – it is overwhelming us. This transformation is the artists job. This is the necessary action.”

Kristen Palmer is a playwright, director and teaching artist.  Her plays have been produced and/or developed with Live Girls!, ACT (Seattle), FLUX, Blue Coyote, Women’s Project, Soho Rep, P73, Rising Phoenix Rep, New Georges, Playwrights Center, William Inge Center for the Arts, Circle X, Theater of NOTE, Lake George Theater Lab, Orlando Shakespeare Festival, and Printer’s Devil Theater.   Her plays include Once Upon A Bride There Was a Forest, The Stray Dog, All the Girls Love Bobby Kennedy, Local Story, and Departures.  She is a recipient of the Jerome Fellowship and an alum of the Women’s Project Theater Lab and Soho Rep Writer Director Lab. She is the Artistic Director of Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater in Middletown and mother to Wallace.
Her plays can be read at the New Play Exchange  and  at Indie Theater Now:

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