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Kira Obolensky

KIRA OBOLENSKY is an award-winning playwright and writer based in Minneapolis, MN. Why We Laugh: A Terezin Cabaret just premiered in summer 2011 in Prague--in two international festivals. Kira also works collaboratively and a new piece created with Shawn McConneloug, Force/Matter, recently opened in Minneapolis. Raskol, her adaptation of Crime and Punishment for Ten Thousand Things Theatre, was on two critic's top ten lists for 2009; and her novella, "The Anarchists Float to St. Louis" won the Quarterly West Novella Contest, judged by Padgett Powell.  Her new play for Ten Thousand Things Theatre, called Vasa Lisa, the Wise, opens spring 2012. (As of 2012)