Artist Bios

Kristin Idaszak

(Bio as of February 2018)

Kristin Idaszak is a Chicago-based playwright, dramaturg and theater artist. A two-time Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow, she is ​currently the ​Shank Playwright in Residence at the Goodman and is a member of the 2017/2018 Goodman Playwrights Unit. She has received the Kennedy Center’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award and the Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award. ​​Her play Another Jungle ​received an honorable mention for the Relentless Award and will ​have its world pr​e​m​i​ere this sp​r​ing with Cloudgate Theatre and ​T​he Syndicate. ​As a dramaturg, she has worked with Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Playwrights Center and numerous others. ​Previously, she served as associate artistic director/literary manager of Caffeine Theatre and Associate Artistic Director of Collaboraction. She received her MFA from University of California, San Diego.