Kirsten began her writing career as a journalist working as a Paris Correspondent. Later, she headed to New York to pursue an MFA in playwrighting at NYU. Kirsten has appeared on the cover of The Dramatist magazine as “a writer to watch,” and is the recipient of a Richard Rodgers Award, Lincoln Center Honorarium, Dramatist Guild Fellowship, Marge Goldwater Scholarship and was a Disney/ASCAP workshop participant. She is currently developing several projects she is passionate about which include adapting the MGM film, Benny & Joon, for stage and writing the book for the new musical Measure of Success (Lark Play Development Center, The Orchard Project). She is also penning a commission for San Francisco’s FOGG theater company.
Kirsten’s work has been performed throughout the New York area including the Public Theatre, Lincoln Center, Goodspeed, Barrington Stages, the York Theatre, NY City Center (Encores!), Joe’s Pub. But the thing that she is most passionate about is her role on the Advisory Board of Rosie’s Theater Kids.