Imagination Compact Artists Reveal #12–Kristen Palmer

What is The Imagination Compact?

1. What is your favorite Shakespeare play?
For comedies – I think Twelfth Night and for tragedies probably Hamlet. but these change when I see good productions.

2. What is your favorite line of text?
“With a hey and a ho and a heynonino.”

3. Does Shakespeare influence your writing at all?
Hard not to, for him and all the studying they had me do. I went to school in the U.K.and from what I remember, Shakespeare & his contemporaries – folks whoradically re-worked him (Berkoff & Marowitz) – are about the only texts we got into deeply.

Kristen Palmer is a Brooklyn-based Playwright. Her plays include LOCAL STORY, produced by Overlap Productions (NYC), Four of Us Productions (LA), and Madcap Players (Washington DC); DEPARTURES produced by Blue Coyote Theatre Group (NYC); and ALL THE GIRLS LOVE BOBBY KENNEDY, presented by Six Figures Theatre Company (NYC) and Marist College (Poughkeepsie). She is an Alumnus of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, a member of P73’s writing group, a New Georges Associate Artist and the recipient of a Jerome Fellowship from the Playwright’s Center in Minneapolis.

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