• DNT – Number 2

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  • On-stage Title

    kristina's

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  • DNT – Number 2

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  • On-stage Title

    On Stage

  • DNT – On-stage Page Intro

    Next up

  • Show Title

    Les Misérables

  • Les Misérables
    An image of the french flag with shadows of revolution.
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  • Show summary

    Les Misérables is the world’s longest-running musical – a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo's novel and featuring one of the most memorable scores of all time. With countless awards to its name, Les Misérables is as groundbreaking today as it was when it first premiered in London in 1985.

  • DNT – Stage Title

    Stage

  • Stage Location

    Music Center at Strathmore
    5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 2852

  • DNT – Dates Title

    Dates

  • Dates

    Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 3:00pm

  • Coming Soon Title

    Coming Soon

  • Role

    directing & devising

  • Name of Show
  • When & Where

    March 7, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30 pm, March 9 at 2:30pm

    at Good Counsel Performing Arts Center

  • Role

    directing

  • Name of Show

    Elegies, Smokey Joe's Cafe, and Aladdin Jr.

    with YAA Summer Performing Arts Intensive

  • When & Where

    Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 3:00 pm

    The Music Center at Strathmore
    5301 Tuckerman Lane
    North Bethesda, MD 20852

  • Role

    directing

  • Name of Show
  • When & Where

    July 27 - August 17

    The Little Theatre of Alexandria
    600 Wolfe Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314

  • Philosophy from the other side of the table

    As a director and choreographer I tackle storytelling from a myriad of perspectives, styles, and themes.  I seek work that challenges me intellectually and artistically, and I strive to motivate my audience to reflect on their own experiences and understandings of the plays they see.  When working with actors and designers, I believe in the collaborative nature of theatre.  Much like a captain steering a ship, I cannot create my art alone.  Indeed I rely on the talents and input of other artists to complete my vision of any show.  The process of creating theatre is organic and the form a play takes continually fluctuates and adapts to new discoveries, information and play.  I specialize in harnessing that evolution and moulding it into the form of the story in line with the playwright’s intentions.

  • Review Title

    Reviews

  • Review Image #1
    Review Image #1
  • Review Info #1: Role

    director & choreographer

  • Review Info #1: Name of Show

    The Drowsy Chaperone

  • Review Info #1: Review

    "Man in Chair pulls the strings of the entire production, and Set Designer Bill Brown embraced this concept in his design. The entire stage was Man in Chair’s apartment, from the red cushy chair off to the left with his record collection to the kitchen in the back. Throughout the play, various set pieces would roll on and off, as if the performers were putting on the musical in Man in Chair’s living room. Often times, Man in Chair would help move a set-piece, or even walk through a scene to get a cup of tea. The stage was Man in Chair’s playground, and Brown along with Director and Choreographer Kristina Friedgen utilized this concept in a successful and amusing manner."

  • Review Image #2
    Review Image #2
  • Review Info #2: Role

    Director

  • Review Info #2: Name of Show

    A Streetcar Named Desire

  • Review Info #2: Review

    "'I don’t want realism, I want magic!' exclaims Blanche DuBois in the distinguished Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire. Well, Director Kristina Friedgen and The Little Theatre of Alexandria provide a lot of both with their production of the classic play. ...It is not an easy feat to produce a play as epic as A Streetcar Named Desire, but Director Friedgen and her cast and designers have delivered impressive work."

  • Review Image #3
    Review Image #3
  • Review Info #3: Role

    director

  • Review Info #3: Name of Show

    The woman in black

  • Review Info #3: Review

    “The Little Theatre of Alexandria presents The Woman in Black, a haunting tale about an encounter between a rational man and a merciless spirit. Directed by Kristina Friedgen, this eerie play caught and held my attention from the get-go, and I’m sure its effect will linger with me for a long time.”

  • Review Info #4
    Marta and Bobby on a date
  • Review Info #4: Role

    Actress and Choreographer

  • Review Info #4: Name of Show

    Company

  • Review Info #4: Review

    "As the music flows, Choreographer Kristina Friedgen has motivated the ensemble through some very intricately conceived numbers.  ...Ms. Friedgen also excels in the song that epitomizes the frenetic pace of the urban lifestyle – namely, 'Another Hundred People.'"

  • Video: Info

    From Good Counsel Theatre Company

  • Video: Show or Song Name

    The Making of Unmasked, a devised production

  • The Making of Unmasked