Biography of Playwright: Kris Bauske @IntlPlaywright
Kris Bauske holds a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan. Her first play, A Good Old Fashioned, Redneck Country Christmas, written in 2008, garnered national attention and is published by Samuel French. It has been adapted for the stage as a musical and is represented by Gary DaSilva 111 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 250 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-6850, as are all of her works. The musical is also published by Samuel French, Inc. The screenplay, written by Kris, is in development with Lenz Entertainment of Toronto. The expected release date of the full-length feature film is November 2016. www.krisbauske.com
Currently working on additional screenplays for Lenz Entertainemnt.
Kris has been a finalist or winner in numerous competitions around the country since 2008, including the 2010 & 2012 Great Plains Theatre Conference, Aurora Theatre’s GAP Festival of New Plays, Reva Shiner Comedy Award, Chameleon Theatre Circle, Big Arts of Sanibel, Harriet Lake Festival of New Plays, Ft. Wayne Civic Theatre, The Players’ Theatre of Sarasota, TADA (Tucson Alliance of Dramatic Arts), the OSU-Newark New Play Festival, the Hormel Festival of New Plays at the Phoenix Theatre, SunDog Theatre Reading Series, NEWvember, Tampa Bay Theatre Festival, and the Ashland New Play Festival.
Kris’ comedy, Simon Says has been read by Mr. Neil Simon who granted permission for the use of his likeness in the script.
Her plays include:
The Nearly Final Almost Posthumous Play of the Not-Quite-Dead Sutton McAllister, a drawing room comedy/farce that examines the effects of stroke on the family of a world-famous playwright. The play was invited to 5 different festivals during 2015.
Grandma’s Little Helper, a unique comedic drama examining aging, hypocrisy, and family responsibility in the computer age.
Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Susan Carol McCarthy. When the KKK kidnaps, tortures, and kills the son of their friend and foreman, one white family refuses to back down.
The Growers, based on actual events during WWII. This extraordinary story of three German POWs working in America’s Heartland is already receiving significant attention nationwide.
Whispers to the Moon, a bittersweet and lovely story about love, life, and loss. Premiered 2014 Ft. Wayne Civic. Published by Stagescripts, Inc. London, UK.
A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Wedding, the long-awaited sequel to ‘Redneck Christmas’ premieres 11/15
The Perfect Winter Holiday Play for the Politically Correct, which takes on political correctness run amok and pokes fun at just about everybody.
The ‘F’ Word, an unusual play about our commonplace use of the infamous ‘F’ word and how it affects the world.
Kris is a full member of the Dramatist’s Guild of America, League of Professional Theatre Women, International Centre for Women Playwrights, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, and the Theatre Communications Group. She was nominated for the 2011, 2013, & 2015 Francesca Primus award presented by ATCA for Outstanding Emerging Female Playwright. Kris is co-chair for the prestigious ICWP 2014 & 2015 50/50 Applause Awards. She continues to write, produce, and direct from her home near Orlando, FL where she mentors other writers and playwrights offering advice, editing, and a shoulder to cry on as needed.