Kathleen Wrinn is a musical theater lyricist, bookwriter, composer, & performer. As an Instructor at Syracuse University's Department of Drama, she teaches voice, musical theater performance, and collaborative songwriting. Prior to joining the faculty at Syracuse, Wrinn worked professionally as an actor, singer, and teaching artist throughout the Chicagoland area, including spending three years as an actor/deviser with the physical theater company Theater Unspeakable and playing the title role in EVITA in NightBlue Theater's co-production with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra.
Wrinn then went on to receive her M.F.A. in Graduate Musical Theatre Writing from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Full-length musicals include: TEN: THE STORY OF GRACE AND JOE (Book, Music, and Lyrics by Wrinn; Additional Music by Brad Kemp and Jessica A. Hunt), which received a reading at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's PITCH Series, and THE FORGETTING OF SNOW (Book and Lyrics by Wrinn; Music by Paulo K Tiról), which premiered at NYU Tisch and selections from which were featured as part of NAMT's Songwriters' Cabaret. She is currently developing the full-length musical THE BRIDGE (Book by Wrinn and Emily Roller; Lyrics by Wrinn; Music by Peter Hodgson), which tells the epic story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the remarkable woman at the center of it all. THE BRIDGE was developed in part at the CATWALK Art Residency.
Wrinn's works have been showcased at 54 Below, Berklee College of Music, The Kraine Theatre, California School for the Arts, Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, and NYMF’s Women of Note concert for three years in a row. She is a proud alumna of Syracuse University's Department of Drama and member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
Kathleen also serves as the Directory Data Manager of MaestraMusic.org.
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