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ABOUT

Kristie Post Wallace

Kristie Post Wallace is a Salt Lake City, UT based stage director, filmmaker, and writer. She directs in a variety of genres, including contemporary and new plays, musicals, and Shakespeare. She is also a deviser. Known for her collaborative, process driven approach to theatre, Kristie creates inclusive communities in the rehearsal room and mixes innovation with creation and reimagining. Her point of view is that storytelling creates communities from people of all perspectives and serves as a vehicle for social discourse. Kristie believes in the power of laughter and the deep feeling of music.

 

Some of Kristie’s most notable productions include an innovative Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo, The Laramie Project by Moises Kauffman, The Women of Lockerbie by Debra Brevoort, The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa Fasthourse, and Ada and the Engine by Lauren Gunderson. Musicals include The Drowsy Chaperone, Gentlemen's Guide to Love and MurderHairspray, Crazy for You, Beauty and the Beast, and a bilingual The Lion King with ASL and spoken English. Kristie has also directed several world premiere stagings of new work. In devising, Kristie directed and developed a film dis/re/connection (see film work), a bully project play with teenagers, a piece centering around people who have taken refuge in various places, and more.

Kristie has worked as an industry professional adjunct professor at Brigham Young University in the Theatre Media Arts Department and currently adjuncts at Utah Valley University in the Department of Theatrical Arts for the stage and screen. She has taught acting, directing, script analysis, contemporary performance and more. 

MFA in Directing: University of Washington School of Drama

TV/Film Essentials Certificate from NYU/Yellowbrick

BA: Brigham Young University

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PASSON PROJECTS

PRESS

"[the production was] satirical and funny, with a beautiful connection to the current state of the world." Niv Joshi

"...wonderful talent..." Front Row Reviewers

"...creates a powerful message that will stick with attendees for days to come..." Breanne Sanders

"Wallace...put together a graceful piece of art" The Daily

"(Post Wallace's) work on The Laramie Project emphasizes that we are changed when we listen with love..." Front Row Reviewers

"...creativity and energy.... relevant..." The Daily

"...by far one of the most talented, fun, and enjoyable performances I have ever had the opportunity to attend."  Front Row Reviewers

Plays, Musicals, and Projects 

The ones I'd kill to do

PLAYS

  • The Thanksgiving Play  by Larissa Fasthorse  (I love political satires!) (Done! BYU 2022!)
  • The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson

  • Julius Caesar (all female/non-binary cast)

  • Bernhardt/Hamlet by Theresa Rebeck

  • Lady from the Sea by Henrik Ibsen

  • Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

  • Penthesilea by Kliest

  • Twelfth Night

  • Lungs by Duncan MacMillan

  • Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman

  • Plays yet to be written: New Play Development

MUSICALS

  • Islanders by Finn Anderson

  • Mother's Song by Finn Anderson

  • Sweeny Todd by Stephen Sondheim

  • Sunday in the Park with George by Stephen Sondheim

  • Violet by Jeanine Tesori and libretto by Brian Crawley

  • Something Rotten! (I love comedic musicals!)

  • Next to Normal by Tom Kitt

PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT

  • COMING DECEMBER 2023: Old Woman Winter: The Cailleach One Woman Show; family friendly immersive theatre piece

  • Another Kind of Relief Society (Devised show currently in Process); a biting satire of what it's like to grow up in Utah culture

For Films, please see the film tab.

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