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Kristen is a graduate of the College of William and Mary with a BA in theatre and psychology. She began teaching with ArtStream in 2012, directing the George Mason ArtStream group. Since then she has also taught Shakespeare and improv classes at Oakton and is excited to be directing the Gaithersburg Company A for the second year! Kristen is a local director, actor, and fight choreographer in the DMV region and is an advanced actor combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. She is a teaching artist with several other companies including Educational Theatre Company and Traveling Players Ensemble. She was inspired by her work in theatre education and by ArtStream to become a drama therapist; she is completing her master’s degree in drama therapy at Lesley University. Big thanks to everyone in Company A, GMU, and the whole ArtStream team!