Kirsten Bowen is a freelance dramaturg and arts writer. Prior to moving to Philadelphia in 2019 she was the Literary Director at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC and the Literary Associate at Signature Theatre Company in New York. She has also served as a dramaturg at the Kennedy Center’s MFA Playwrights Workshop, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Columbia Stages. Her writing has been published in Broad Street Review, 3Views, HowlRound, Breaking Character, and Playwrights Canada Press. Kirsten holds a BA in English and Theatre from Smith College and an MFA in Dramaturgy from the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at American Repertory Theater/ Moscow Art Theatre School at Harvard University.