a scholar and artist exploring queer existence, religious experience, and building meaningful community
Kristin Perkins writes, teaches, makes theatre, and knows how to milk a cow by hand. She currently works as a community organizer at a library in rural New York and lives in a vicarage as a Grace Year Fellow practicing intentional living and studying interfaith spirituality. Her scholarship is published in Theatre Topics, Ecumenica, SFRA Review, Borrowers and Lenders, and AWE. She has also written for American Theatre Magazine and Howlround. As a playwright, Kristin’s work has been produced through Microburst Theatre Festival, Ouch! Theatre, and the V-Project in Utah and Texas. She recently wrote and performed a solo show about Mormonism and the Tower of Babel for the Sunstone Conference.
In 2019, she graduated with her M.A. in Performance as Public Practice from the University of Texas at Austin, where she wrote her thesis on the representations of LGBTQ+ Mormons in theatre. She is also an alumna of Brigham Young University, graduating magna cum laude with honors. She was a 2020 Fulbright grantee and a 2018 Emerging Scholar in Theatre and Religion (ATHE). She’s listening hard for answers.