• DNT – Number 2

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  • On-stage Title

    kristina's

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  • DNT – Number 2

    2

  • On-stage Title

    On Stage

  • DNT – On-stage Page Intro

    Next up

  • Show Title

    Edges

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    Free Admission
  • Show summary

    Pasek & Paul's song cycle

  • DNT – Stage Title

    Stage

  • Stage Location

    Sandy Spring Friends School

    Performing Arts Center

  • DNT – Dates Title

    Dates

  • Dates

    Thursday, July 26, 2019

  • Coming Soon Title

    Coming Soon

  • Role

    directing & devising

  • Name of Show

    #Untitled [a working title]

    with Good Counsel Theatre Co

  • When & Where

    November 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30 pm     

    at Good Counsel Performing Arts Center

  • Role

    directing

  • Name of Show

    Annie Get Your Gun (in Concert)

    with Young Artists of America

  • When & Where

    Sunday, October 28, 2018, at 4:00 pm

    Dekelboum Concert Hall
    The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center,
    College Park, MD

  • Role

    directing

  • Name of Show
  • When & Where

    Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 4:00pm

    Music Center at Strathmore,
    North Bethesda, MD

  • 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

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    Review Image #1
  • Review Info #1: Role

    director

  • Review Info #1: Name of Show

    A Streetcar Named Desire

  • Review Info #1: 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 #2
    Review Image #2
  • Review Info #2: Role

    Director & Choreographer

  • Review Info #2: Name of Show

    42nd Street

  • Review Info #2: Review

    “Kristina Friedgen, director and choreographer of the Annapolis Summer Garden production, says in her director's notes that "dance is the show's most eloquent form of expression."

    Friedgen is faithful to that sentiment and to the exciting, Champion-inspired choreography. She has assembled a highly skilled cast to execute each number, and her direction is fast-paced — a plus for the troupe's shows starting at 8:30 p.m.”

  • 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
    Review Info #4
  • Review Info #4: Role

    actress

  • Review Info #4: Name of Show

    A Little Night Music

  • Review Info #4: Review

    “Petra (Kristina Friedgen) gives the best well-rounded performance in the production. A vocal knockout for her number “The Miller’s Son,” she has a fierce command of her vocal range, presenting an enigmatic yet majestic sound that begins subdued and jaded in jazz, rolling quickly into a blast of something exhilarating. Her saucy and salacious approach to the character makes her wild and fantastic to watch. Friedgen easily delivers the most compelling number in the show with this solo and is sensational as an actress.”

  • On-stage: Video Embed
  • Video: Info

    From McLean Community Players production of Jerry's Girls 2010

  • Video: Show or Song Name

    Wherever He Ain't