Episode 165 – Award Winning Writer, Kirsten Childs
If you get a chance, spend some time with Kirsten Childs.
She’s got the kind of energy and passion for the theater (and for life) that is just contagious, as you’ll hear in this podcast.
Kirsten burst onto the scene with the terrific musical, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, and when you listen to this episode you’ll hear how she went from zero to sixty in about 3.8 seconds with her playwriting career, all because of her determination, lack of fear, and that positive attitude of hers.
We also talked about:
- How she transitioned from a career as an actress to that of a writer.
- Getting nervous while watching her own work in front of an audience.
- How are we doing with diversity in the theater . . . and what can we do to improve it, on the stage and off?
- The most common misstep she sees young writers make.
- Where she gets her ideas, and why (a lesson for all of us).
Enjoy my conversation with Kirsten, and if you’ve been toying with the idea of writing a play . . . I’d bet she gets you starting to type right when you’ve finished listening.Click here for my podcast with Kirsten!
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Ken created one of the first Broadway podcasts, recording over 250 episodes over 7 years. It features interviews with A-listers in the theater about how they “made it”, including 2 Pulitzer Prize Winners, 7 Academy Award Winners and 76 Tony Award winners. Notable guests include Pasek & Paul, Kenny Leon, Lynn Ahrens and more.