Kirsten Hopkins

Kirsten Hopkins

New York based actor, singer, teaching artist, and now occasional writer. Originally from Los Angeles, attended Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as a theatre major, then earned a BFA in theatre from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Member of Actors' Equity. Frequent participant at The PlayGround Experiment, an actor/writer collective in NYC.

Plays

  • Tree Sitter
    A two minute-monologue: An environmental activist, a tree sitter, speaks to a reporter in the tree (during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic) about why they are there.
  • Florence the Firefly
    Florence is a firefly who wants her life adventure to begin, which she thinks means mating. But only male fireflies can fly, so females have to wait for a male to come to them. But no mate has been forthcoming! Fed up, she leaps off her leaf to the forest floor below. On her journey she meets many creatures of the forest (a lonely cricket, a mooning moth, a skunk with a kooky streak, frat-boy cicadas, and an...
    Florence is a firefly who wants her life adventure to begin, which she thinks means mating. But only male fireflies can fly, so females have to wait for a male to come to them. But no mate has been forthcoming! Fed up, she leaps off her leaf to the forest floor below. On her journey she meets many creatures of the forest (a lonely cricket, a mooning moth, a skunk with a kooky streak, frat-boy cicadas, and an Eagles-quoting eagle among others), and along the way learns that maybe mating isn't the only way to have a great life adventure. A one act for adults with a children's theater aesthetic. 

Recommended by Kirsten Hopkins

  • The Re-Education of Fernando Morales
    5 May. 2021
    Gut-wrenchingly beautiful.
  • Ghosts and Gaslighting
    5 May. 2021
    Anyone who enjoys Scooby Doo antics will enjoy this pure goofiness. And I know first hand that it's a delight to perform this play!
  • PRACTICE HOUSE
    6 Aug. 2020
    Hilarious & heartbreaking in equal measure. Definitely DARK, but not without hope! It was an honor to get to play Jennie Claire in two different readings. I could see how much fun it would be as an actor to get to delve into these complex, fun, juicy roles!
  • LISTEN! THE RIVER (full length)
    27 Jan. 2020
    Funny, original, sweet, and sad. A beautiful play and just a treat for actors (not to mention the audience).