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Kelsey Purin


Kelsey Rain is a playwright, enrolled Shoshone, but with indigenous ancestry from Ottawa, Uintah Ute, Choctaw, and Muskogee Creek. She has an MFA in Playwriting from University of Idaho–where she also studied Music Composition, Directing, Feminist Theatre, and Queer Theatre. She is trained and has worked professionally in Opera, Musical Theatre, Acting, Directing, and Dramaturgy, but creating original stories is her true passion. She is inspired by her culture, societal struggles, and the visual arts.

Rain wrote and self-produced an original experimental musical titled Don’t Wake Up Dear during her graduate studies. A reading of her play titled The Durable Barfly was produced at The University of Idaho, and her plays Dreamwalker and No Locks, Nor Keys were finalists for Native Voice’s Playwright Retreat.

Kelsey Purin
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