Kristen Palmer
Affiliated Writer
East Haddam, CT

Kristen Palmer’s plays include ONCE UPON A BRIDE THERE WAS A FOREST, THINGS YOU CAN DO, LOCAL STORY, DEPARTURES and ALL THE GIRLS LOVE BOBBY KENNEDY.  Her plays have been produced and/or developed by Live Girls! Theater, FLUX Ensemble, Women’s Project, New Georges, Circle X, Soho Rep, Capital Rep, Orlando Shakespeare Festival, The Brick, and others.  Awards include a Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights Center, a CT State Artist Award, and the Goldberg and Zarkower Prizes at Hunter College.  She is a member of the Dramatist’s Guild and holds an MFA in Playwriting from Hunter College, an MA from the Gallatin School at NYU and a BA from Bretton Hall College of the University of Leeds.


Kristen Palmer's, THINGS YOU CAN DO, will have its world-premiere, directed by Live Girls! founder and Artistic Director Meghan Arnette. The play was read as part of The Construction Zone 2015 series under the title The Melting Point, and was selected to be fully produced in ACTLab's 2016 season.