Kristen Kelso is a theatre director, actor, writer, and translator based in Brooklyn.


Her work has been seen at Southern Methodist 

University, Shakespeare Dallas, Cara Mía Theatre, Cry Havoc Theater Company, Dallas Theater Center, the Gene Frankel Theatre and New York University among others. Her research in translation guides her directorial practice and she is attracted to work that bridges barriers, crosses borders, and illuminates the tragedy and joy of the human experience, perhaps in the same breath. She is committed to creating accessible, immersive, and inclusive theatre that stewards the intersection of politics, performance, and scholarship in this multi-lingual world. 


She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BFA in Theatre Studies and a BA in Spanish Language and Literature. She has a Masters of Arts in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas in Translation Studies and an MA in Performance Studies from New York University.