Composer, Lyricist & Bookwriter
Katie Kring is a composer, lyricist and bookwriter, based in Springfield, MO. She is a graduate of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She received her BFA in Performing Arts Technology the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
While at the University of Michigan, she participated in the creation of many interdisciplinary and multimedia performance pieces, culminating in the world premiere of an original dance piece, Dancing in Trees, in which she danced, 25 feet in the air, in the branches of a live beech tree, to original music and video projections. And lived to tell about it. She also collaborated extensively with University Productions during the 2003-2004 season, composing and music directing an original score for The Nutcracker, and creating incidental music for She’s All Yours and An Arthur Miller Celebration, directed by Mark Lamos.
Her full-length musical, PEARL, a re-imagination of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, was presented as a part of Goodspeed Musicals' Festival of New Artists in January 2007. She also wrote the book and lyrics for Onward, a collection of three one-act musicals, in collaboration with composer J. Oconer Navarro, which was produced at 59E59 in April 2009. Currently, she is writing music and lyrics for an original musical about a flying man called The Rise and Fall of Larry Mudge.  When she’s not writing, she runs a successful baking company, KatieMade, works on an organic farm, and chases her pet ducks around the yard.
About The Writer
Katie Kring
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Other Shows
with J. Oconer Navarro
The Rise & Fall of Larry Mudge
with Whitney Morton
Farmers’ Market:
The Musical!
with Rob Hartmann
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