KIRSTEN GUENTHER (Book and Lyrics) appeared on the cover of Insight for Playwrights, was named one of “50 writers to watch” by The Dramatist and was recently selected to be the subject of The Dramatist’s “Ten Questions” series. She wrote the book for Mrs. Sharp (2008 Richard Rodgers Award) which was workshopped at Playwrights Horizons this July starring Jane Krakowski and directed by Michael Greif . Kirsten’s other projects include book and lyrics for Little Miss Fix-It (Collaborative Arts Project 21), Soon Never (Directors’ Lab Workshop at Lincoln Center) and The Birthday Present. Her lyrics have been heard on the hit YouTube series The Battery’s Down (Ghost Light Records) and TADA’s off-Broadway production Everything About A Family (Almost). Previously, Kirsten wrote in Paris for USA Today and authored the Parisian weekly dating column, "The Sexy Expat." She is currently developing a new musical with Joy Son based on her weekly columns. Kirsten is the recipient of the 2006 Lincoln Center Honorarium, 2007-8 Dramatist Guild Fellowship, Marge Goldwater Scholarship and was a 2007 Disney/ASCAP workshop participant. Her work has been performed throughout Greater New York including the Public Theatre, Lincoln Center, Goodspeed, Barrington Stages, the York Theatre, NY City Center (Encores!), Joe’s Pub and recently at the Palace Theatre where she wrote the opening number for a Queen Latifah tribute (prod. Rosie O’Donnell). Kirsten has been a guest speaker at NYU, Harvard and Yale and her work has been produced on college campuses across the country. Upcoming projects include book for Stop Talking (prod. Amanda Lipitz). BFA Acting, USC; MFA Musical Theatre Writing, NYU (Tisch). Proud member of ASCAP and The Dramatist Guild.