Kristin at Piano

Kristin Cotts, Book, Lyrics, and Music

Kristin Cotts, is a Chicago-based composer, playwright, and singer-songwriter. She has composed for numerous films, including Jo, Heavenly Father, and Breakfast at Ina’s, which recently premiered at the Chicago International Film Festival. Past plays include Catching Frogs, Actors Theatre of Louisville National Playwriting Contest Semi-Finalist; and Thinking Inside the Box and Chicks and Heroes, both at Vero Voce Theatre. As a singer-songwriter, she has produced four albums of her own songs and shared the stage with such performers as Karla Bonoff and Maria Muldaur. She is a member of BMI and the Dramatists Guild. More information about Kristin’s music at

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