KRISTEN ROBINSON (Scenic Designer) – “As an artist I define myself by a devotion to hard work, practice and a deep belief that beauty will indeed save the world. I understand my purpose is to be truthful: truthful to the art form, truthful to the story of the human spirit, truthful to my own art. How do I manifest that truth? By giving myself fully to the work; by not accepting harmful compromises; by actively working against apathy
Theatre requires me to trust and work with other. It is a meditation on selflessness and impermanence. This trust, while frightening at times, is among the most compelling challenges of theatre.
I am an artist by need, not by choice. I will always lead a life of theatre and art because to not create would be an active denial of the truth of who I am as a person. I am an artist who whishes to live the work she has been called to do. I support myself though my art and cannot imagine I would be able to live any other way.”
Selected Credits Include: Rapture Blister Burn (The Wilma Theater), Nora (Westport Country Playhouse), Jen Shyu’s Solo Rites: 7 Breaths (Roulette) Macbeth (DramaCentre), The Last Days of Mankind (Bard College, Fisher Center for the Performing Arts), He Ate Quietly Into the Wall (The New Ohio), Old Paper Houses (Columbia Stages) Chorus of All Souls (Experiments in Opera at Abrons Art Center); Caucasian Chalk Circle (The Atlantic Acting School) My Friend’s Story (International Festival of Arts and Ideas), American Night the Ballad of Juan Jose (Yale Repertory Theatre), The Princess Play’s 2&1 (New Haven, site specific project) Chicago, Pippin, Big River, Oliver! (The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center); Engaged! (Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival), and Equus (New Edgecliff Theatre). Yale School of Drama MFA, Princess Grace Theatre Fellowship: Pierre Cardin Award, 2013
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