Born and raised in Colorado, Kirstin is an actor, director, playwright and educator based in Chicago, IL. She has been a professional theatre maker for over 15 years, performing and directing in regional theatres across the country from Minneapolis to New York City. She has also taught a broad range of theatre classes at various colleges throughout Chicago and has lead students abroad to study Theatre in London. Kirstin holds a BA in theatre from St.Olaf College and an MFA in acting from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. Kirstin is the Co-Artistic Director of Akvavit Theatre.