Kristen Doherty


Kristen Doherty is a playwright, screenwriter, director, educator and Shakespeare fanatic.

Original works include:The Curse of Macbeth, Queens, Chemical Hearts, Passion Meditation, The Marvellous Mellow Melodrama of the Marriage of the Mislaid Minor, BULLY!, Teen, Snow White – The Totally Rad 1980s Musical, Ghost Story as well as The Dream.

In 2018 Kristen wrote My Grandmother’s Dress for the 24:Two, One Act Play Festival and in 2017 her play Inspiration was performed in 24:One. Inspiration was re-staged at the Stirling One Act Comedy Festival for the Adelaide Fringe in 2018.

Kristen has now delved into the world of screenwriting and is co-writing a TV series inspired by the historical gangs of Sydney, Push. She has also been commissioned to write Queer Tassy, for the 2020 Adelaide Fringe which she is currently collaborating in adapting to a screenplay.

Kristen has been a Drama teacher for 15 years at Cornerstone College in the Adelaide Hills. Before becoming an educator, Kristen studied acting at the Tasmanian College of the Arts and Education (Theatre) at The University of South Australia. She has worked as an actor, performing within a number of repertory theatre companies in the UK, Tasmania and South Australia.

Kristen also ran 'Drama as Therapy' classes to women and children from domestic violence and child abuse backgrounds and has worked a number of 'Artist Residencies' at the Tasmanian Academy of the Arts. During these placements she was commissioned to write an adaptation of A Christmas Carol for the graduating class, deliver a Masterclass in Shakespeare, and deliver her Educational Theatre Program – BULLY!, resourcing emerging artists.

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