Kirsten has been involved in theatre in her home state of PA, on Long Island, NY, and here in eastern MA, as performer, director, teacher, and choreographer. Favorite on stage roles have included Meg Brockie in Brigadoon, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, Rosemary in How Too Succeed. . ., and Anita in West Side Story. She has been an active Concord Players member since her on-stage appearances as a dance captain in Fiddler on the Roof, as “Adelaide” in Guys & Dolls, and as “Kathy” in Company. Since then, Kirsten has pursued her greater love of directing.
The Sound of Music is her eighth directing job for the Concord Players. Previous productions here include Tomfoolery, Evita (EMACT award for Outstanding Achievement in Production Staging), Oklahoma! (EMACT Award for Outstanding Choreography), HONK!, and West Side Story (EMACT’s DASH Award for Best Musical.)
Kirsten’s 1999/2000 Concord production of Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living in Paris won the EMACT Award for Best Production, the New England Regional Festival (NERF) Awards for Best Production and Best Director. The production went on to represent New England in the national 2001 AACT competition, receiving recognition for Outstanding Achievement in Production Concept. Her 2004 production of 1776 extended its run with performances at John Adams National Park and Faneuil Hall, Boston. Kirsten recently retired from the Fenn School where she served as Drama Director and Arts Department Chair.