Kristin Horton

Kristin Horton is a director primarily interested in new plays that engage cross-cultural dialogue as well as the staging of classical work for the contemporary stage. She has directed new work at the Lark Play Development Center, William Inge Festival, Lied Center for the Performing Arts, New Dramatists, The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, Commonweal Theatre and Riverside Theatre. Her new play collaborations have also appeared in festivals including the New York City Park’s SummerStage, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and National Black Theatre Festival. She has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts/Theater Communications Group Career Development Program for Directors, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Sundance Theater Lab. She is an artistic associate at the Lark, where she has directed as part of the U.S./Mexico Exchange, Playwright’s Week and Barebones Series, as well as several programs for Lark alumni writers. Horton began her career as a member of the Living Stage Theatre Company, the groundbreaking social change theatre of Arena Stage, where she created performances for a diverse audience including incarcerated men and women. She teaches at New York University.