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Kristin Idaszak

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  • Playwriting III, Script Analysis, Ecodrama on the Global Stage, Honors 205: Telling the Story of Climate Change
  • ​MFA, University of California, San Diego 
    The Theatre School at DePaul University​

  • Theatre Studies

Kristin Idaszak is an internationally produced playwright, dramaturg, and producer whose recent work focuses on the intersection of climate change, gender, and queerness. A two-time Playwrights' Center Jerome Fellow and the former Shank Playwriting Fellow at the Goodman Theatre, Idaszak has received commissions from the Goodman, EST/the Sloan Foundation, Cleveland Play House, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival, and others. Her play SECOND SKIN received the Kennedy Center's Paula Vogel Playwriting Award and the Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, and her play ANOTHER JUNGLE was a Relentless Award Honorable Mention. She was the Kennedy Center Fellow at the Sundance Theatre Lab. Idaszak's work has been seen at or developed through the Goodman Theatre, The Playwrights' Center, La Jolla Playhouse's WoW Festival, the State Theatre of Turkey (Ankara), SPACE at Ryder Farm, Williamstown Theatre Festival's Directing Studio, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Drama League, Pasadena Playhouse, Circle X, Rivendell Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, and Perishable Theatre, among others. Idaszak's work has also received support from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. In addition to teaching at The Theatre School (where she previously served as Acting Head of Dramaturgy/Criticism BFA program) and the DePaul Honors program, Idaszak teaches at Northwestern University and will be a visiting scholar at FLAME University in Pune, India. Idaszak is the artistic director of Cloudgate Theatre and previously served as Associate Artistic Director/Literary Manager of Caffeine Theatre and Associate Artistic Director of Collaboraction. MFA in Playwriting : University of California, San Diego.