Kristen’s theatrical works began in high school, when she wrote a comedy for a Renaissance Faire about a princess, a prince, and a swordfighting dragon. Beyond the occasional script or choreography  for parties (such as Tea in the Tropics at the 2016 Gatsby), she writes plays, musicals, short sketches and other playful and experimental media.


  • Be Mused won the first annual Flash Mob Play Contest by the Aluminous Collective. Directed by Michael French, it was performed at the Lake Merritt pergola in 2016.
  • The Dirndl Diaspora, written for Oakland’s Oaktoberfest celebration, with a grant from the Dimond Improvement Association in 2020.

Musical Theater


Illustrated Narrative

“’Cartooning is actually theater that hasn’t happened on stage yet,’ says Caven.”—Mike Rosen, The Monthly