Nina Kissinger

Nina Kissinger

Nina Kissinger is a playwright originally from San Francisco and currently based in Brooklyn. Her short play THE EXIT INTERVIEW was a winner of Vertigo Production’s 2022 10-Minute Play Festival, the Over Our Head Players’ 2023 Snowdance 10-Minute Comedy Festival, the South Street Players’ 13th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival, and the Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble’s Festival 10. Her full-length work, THIS IS...
Nina Kissinger is a playwright originally from San Francisco and currently based in Brooklyn. Her short play THE EXIT INTERVIEW was a winner of Vertigo Production’s 2022 10-Minute Play Festival, the Over Our Head Players’ 2023 Snowdance 10-Minute Comedy Festival, the South Street Players’ 13th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival, and the Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble’s Festival 10. Her full-length work, THIS IS GOVERNMENT, was a winner of the 2022 Agnes Nixon Playwriting Festival, a Semi-Finalist for the 2023 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, the 2023 Ashland New Plays Festival, and the 2023 Morgan-Wixson Theatre New Works Festival, and received readings as a part of the Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts’ 2023 Alley Stage Reading Series and the 2023 National High School Institute’s Theatre Arts Division Reading Series at Northwestern University. She is a recipient of the 2024 Scherbarth Residency at the Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts and a graduate of Northwestern University, where she studied playwriting under Laura Schellhardt and Julie Marie Myatt.

Plays

  • This is Government
    After a bomb threat places all congressional buildings on lockdown, three summer interns find themselves stuck in the one place no one has ever wanted to work overtime: the U.S. government. As the crisis unfolds and their snack supply runs out, they question what power, if any, they have in this increasingly unstable system. Nina Kissinger's new dark comedy, THIS IS GOVERNMENT, grapples with the real-time...
    After a bomb threat places all congressional buildings on lockdown, three summer interns find themselves stuck in the one place no one has ever wanted to work overtime: the U.S. government. As the crisis unfolds and their snack supply runs out, they question what power, if any, they have in this increasingly unstable system. Nina Kissinger's new dark comedy, THIS IS GOVERNMENT, grapples with the real-time consequences of political disarray.
  • The Exit Interview
    Shortly after dying Sam finds himself in a void with Lenny, a somewhat competent afterlife employee, for his exit interview. Like many things in Sam’s life, this does not go as planned. THE EXIT INTERVIEW by Nina Kissinger is a dark comedy about what it means to reflect on your life after death and, more frighteningly, for someone else to.