Performer/Storyteller Kristine Waters

“My storytelling career commenced in the second grade,” writes Kristine Waters, “when my classmates requested a performance of my original work featuring a sunbather at the beach being eaten by a shark.”  Fortunately, her career has other high points including designing and facilitating innovative workshops in theatre, storytelling, poetry slamming, creative writing, and movement.  Her poetry workshop “Why Spoken Word Matters” aims to motivate, inspire, and prepare students for Spoken Word competitions.

Kristine’s original, one-woman show, “For Teachers Only, What I Should Have Known,” was the Keynote at a University of Wisconsin Learning Conference.  She trained in classical and contemporary acting at the American Conservatory Theatre (and other studios) and has performed on stages and indie films throughout California, the Southeast, and New York.   Kristine is active in the Palm Springs/Joshua Tree theatre scene and will be a featured teller at the upcoming “Desert Stories” festival at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center in Joshua Tree as well as their upcoming production of “The Diviners.”   

See her at the AWSF on stage at 6:30 p.m.

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