American dramatist and playwright
Kirsten Greenidge is an award-winning playwright.
- I’m an artist. I write plays. So my first call — to the heavens, to battle — usually involves a call to create in the midst of so much destruction.
- On how her plays typically address sociological issues in “CATCHING UP WITH KIRSTEN GREENIDGE” (Huntington Theatre Company; 2016 Feb 12)
- I’m most excited about being ‘in the room.’ To me, as a theatre artist, it is really one of the best feelings in the world.
- On the rehearsal process in “CATCHING UP WITH KIRSTEN GREENIDGE” (Huntington Theatre Company; 2016 Feb 12)
- I got interested in children who fall through the cracks…We love to think these kids fall through the cracks because there is something wrong with them or their parents. I think all children are beautiful and smart.
- On what inspired her to write her play Milk Like Sugar in “Playwright Greenidge has her finger on the pulse” in The Boston Globe (2016 Jan 21)
- The moment any of us claims we do not care is the moment we cease to see what is human and valuable and savable in each other and in ourselves…
- From “Kirsten Greenidge on ‘Milk Like Sugar’" (Playwrights Horizons; July 2011)