Kiran Rikhye


A masked sex farce in rhyming couplets satirizing the rape of Italian Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi.

Kiran Rikhye is the resident playwright and co-artistic director of The Stolen Chair Theatre Company, for which she has penned thirteen original plays since co-founding the company in 2002. She has shamelessly plundered from writers as diverse as Moliere, Charles Ludlam, Eugene Ionesco, Sophocles, and Raymond Chandler to create genre-bending new works, three of which (THE MAN WHO LAUGHS, KILL ME LIKE YOU MEAN IT, and KINDERSPIEL) have been published, and she has been commissioned to translate the work of French absurdist Arthur Adamov. Kiran holds an M.A. in English Literature from Columbia University and a B.A. in Theater Studies and English Literature from Swarthmore College.