Kristin Carlson is a poet, playwright and essayist with recent work appearing in The Asheville Review, Shark Reef Literary Magazine and Writer’s Digest Magazine. She has recently completed her first novel, The Barn Keeper’s Son, represented by Sterling Lord Literistic.
Her plays have been selected for the Playwrights Showcase of the Western Region and performed in venues including: The Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, The Oracle Theatre in Chicago, The Tarkington Center in Carmel, IN, Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale, CO, the Black Box Theatre in Aspen, the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College, and the Pease River Playhouse in Quanah, TX. Her short play, “The Interview,” was a semi-finalist in the Minnesota Shorts competition.
Carlson is a Phi Beta Kappa, Bronze Tablet graduate of the University of Illinois and holds a Master of Arts in Performance Studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is currently a teaching artist in residence for the state of Colorado and has served as a playwright in the schools with Julia Hansen’s Theatre Masters program.