Kirsten Fitzgerald is a Chicago based Actor and the Artistic Director at A Red Orchid Theatre. In recent years she has originated roles in the world premieres of Traitor and Pilgrim’s Progress by Brett Neveu and Grey House by levi Holloway (AROT), Lettie by Boo Kilebrew and Appropriate by Brandon Jacob Jenkins (Victory Gardens Theatre) as well as Tracy Letts’ Mary Page Marlow and Bruce Norris’ The Qualms (Steppenwolf Theatre) among others. Recent Goodman Theatre credits include ROE and SWEAT. On Television Kirsten played Maria Walters in The Exorcist (FOX) and Mac in Sirens (USA), both for two seasons. Other TV appearances include Proven Innocent (FOX), Chicago Med (NBC), Chicago Justice (NBC), Chicago Fire (NBC), Underemployed (FOX) and ER (NBC). Film credits include Widows (Steve McQueen), Killing Eleanor (Rich Newy & Annica Marks) and Working Man (Robert Jury). As Artistic Director at A Red Orchid she has fostered world premiere productions by Brett Neveu (Traitor, Pilgrim’s Progress, The Opponent, Megacosm), Levi Holloway (Grey House, The Haven Place), and Craig Wright (Mistakes Were Made, The Iliad) alongside numerous regional premieres and reimagining’s of rarely seen gems. Kirsten attended The University of Kansas-BA and received her MFA in acting from The University of Iowa.