They are about feeling like an outsider -- a Jew, a midwesterner living in New York, a person who is always dressed inappropriately. My father once told me that he wanted my brother and me to be raised as Jews because he wanted us to be different. My parents believed there was value in being an outsider; you would become more of a human being, capable of truer empathy if you were not raised in the myopic world of the majority. I suppose that's what I try to do in my shows: guide my audience into sharing that outsider perspective."

A writer and enactor of solo performance pieces as well as a founding member of the collaborative theater company, The Five Lesbian Brothers, Kron characterizes her own work as "straightforward, reportorial and intimate." Grappling with the social, cultural and gender politics of autobiography, Kron makes pieces which are observant, focused on the quotidian and very, very funny. Her performance style engages the "authentic" and the theatrical; conversations with the audience are real and constructed. Interested in opposites, in the way humor resides in sadness and vice versa, she peers at the places where homo sapiens stumble, where they are derailed by 'awkwardness, grandiosity, pretentiousness, vanity...'

Born 1961, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Lives in New York City

1983 B.A. Theatre Arts, Kalamazoo College

Solo Pieces:
1996-97 2.5 Minute Ride, La Jolla Playhouse; UCLA; Spoleto Festival
1993-95 101 Humiliating Stories, Performance Space 122; Serious Fun! at Lincoln Center; New York Theatre Workshop; Yale Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, etc.
1991 Facing Life’s Problems, Performance Space 122
1989-91 All My Hopes and Dreams, Performance Space 122

As a member of The Five Lesbian Brothers:
1996 Brides of the Moon, Theatre Rhinoceros, New York Theatre Workshop
1994 The Secretaries, Theatre Rhinoceros, New York Theatre Workshop
1991 Brave Smiles, WOW Cafe
1990 Voyage to Lesbos, WOW Cafe

1995 Obie Award, for "The Secretaries," The Five Lesbian Brothers
1994 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Playwriting
1994 Nomination for Drama Desk Award in Solo Performance
1994 Robert Chesley Gay and Lesbian Playwriting Award
1993 New York Dance and Performance Award, "Bessie," for Outstanding Creative Achievement, The Five Lesbian Brothers