Kristin Horton

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Kristin Horton is a New York based director working primarily with new plays. Recent projects include RICHARD III at the Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival in Iowa City and HOME LAND by Christopher Cartmill at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lincoln, NE. She is an Artistic Associate at the Lark Play Development Center in NY where she has recently worked with playwrights such as Arthur Kopit, David Henry Hwang, Sam Hunter, Dano Madden, and Chisa Hutchinson. In addition to The Lark, she has directed new work for New Dramatists, The Playwright’s Center and Workhaus Collective in Minneapolis, Riverside Theatre in Iowa City, and Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, MN. She is the recipient of several fellowships including the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors, Sundance Theater Lab, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She began her career as a member of the Living Stage Theatre Company, the groundbreaking social change theater of Arena Stage, where she created performances for a diverse audience including incarcerated men and women. While in Washington, D.C., she also produced education programs for the Kennedy Center and served as artistic director of Full Contact, whose company-created piece based on the narratives of Kosovar and Serbian refugees premiered at the Studio Theater. Upcoming projects include DIRT RICH by Chisa Hutchinson for CityParks Summerstage in New York. Horton is a member of the full-time faculty at New York University’s Gallatin School.