Kirsten Childs

KIRSTEN CHILDS is the award-winning writer of the musicals The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon SkinMiracle BrothersFly (with Rajiv Joseph and Bill Sherman), Funked Up Fairy Tales and Bella: An American Tall TaleBella premiered in the 2016-2017 season at Dallas Theater Center, with a co-production at Playwrights Horizons. Bubbly Black Girl was recently produced at Theatre Royal Stratford East in the UK and at City Centers Encores! Off-Broadway. For her work, Kirsten has received Obie, Kleban, Larson, Richard Rodgers, Audelco and Frederick Loewe Awards, and Gilman/Gonzalez-Falla awards, as well as Lortel and Drama Desk nominations. She is also an Edward M. Kennedy Prize finalist for Bella.  Kirsten has written for Disney Theatricals, the American Songbook series at Lincoln Center, the New Electric Company, City Center Encores!, Works and Process @ Guggenheim Museum, and Premieres/Inner Voices under the producership of Paulette Haupt, Artistic Director of the O’Neill National Music Theater Conference. She is an adjunct professor in NYU’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program and a member of the Dramatists Guild Council.


Upcoming: Broadway: Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ Revival (Text Consultant) Regional: Three Musketeers @ OSF (Bookwriter/Composer).


The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

Book, Music and Lyrics