I am so honored to have been selected as one of two finalists for the 2018 Relentless Award. Top 3 out of 2,000! Ya!
I am thrilled to have been invited to play the central character in a reading of Tea, directed by Rebecca Wear and produced by Hero Theatre. Velina Hasu Houston is a hugely inspirational artist and it's an honor to share her work.
I'm on all these TV shows this winter! Come visit me on your TV screen!
Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin, the play I co-wrote with my dear friend Chelsea Sutton last fall, has been nominated for 6 Ovation Awards and has received 2 Ovation Honors already!
""Each scene is another adventure, sometimes mad-cap, sometimes bawdy and quite entertaining, along Lucy's wild trip. It is full of energy and uniqueness from start to finish, getting you all caught up in this wacky but enlightening saga."
"No exception to the company’s penchant for risky new works, Vangsness’ mind-bendingly nonlinear and experimental piece skips along the surface of reality while making some surprisingly cogent philosophical points. With her long list of illustrious credits, director Lisa Dring seems the ideal interpreter to corral Vangsness’ cheeky stream-of consciousness into a comprehensible format."
"Directed by the formidable Lisa Dring... Vangsness' quest for righting some tilting ancient windmills once turned by remarkable female rulers could not possibly stay lingering in the many-cylindered chambers tucked into the deepest crevices of their mentor’s volcanic mind. If you look up the term “force of nature” in the dictionary, don't be surprised if the entry includes a photograph of Kirsten Vangsness."
I was invited by Center Theatre Group to speak with college educators about how we can better prepare the next generation of theatre-makers to cultivate a living in the arts.
I am elated to be a part of the 20 artists taking part in La Maida's Mirroring Resilience Artist Intensive, a project hatched from the beautiful mind of Edgar Fabian Frias. We are going to have a public showing of work September 22.