Kristin Worrall is a performer, sound designer, and pastry artist. For TIME BEING, Worrall will create an original, performative live cooking show drawing on the history of the Momentary site as a former apple orchard, hunting ground, and cheese processing plant. Using history as the inspiration, Worrall invites Momentary audiences to learn how to cook, learn about the Momentary, and learn a little about her, too.
These performances are part of TIME BEING, our inaugural festival of performance taking place during opening weekend.
ABOUT KRISTIN WORRALL
Kristin Worrall is a performer, sound designer, and pastry artist. She is a founding member of Nature Theater of Oklahoma and has performed in over 20 festivals around the world with them since 2003. Her sound work has been seen and heard at The Public Theater, Classic Stage Company, PS 122, The Wexner Center, New Ohio Theater, Incubator Arts, HERE, La Mama, 3LD, The Knitting Factory, The Conan O’Brien Show, the Food Network, and many others. Worrall is a Henry Hewes Design Nominee, a recipient of the A.R.T. New York Theater Grant for Sound Design, and is an alumni of the Lincoln Center’s Director’s Lab and the Watermill Center. She also has worked at Jean-Georges restaurant in New York City and Tumbador Chocolate in Brooklyn. Her pastry work has been photographed and seen in Paris’s “Le Monde” magazine. She is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education (Baking/Pastry Arts), The New School (MA/Media Studies), and UW-Madison (BA/English).
Worrall has been baking up dessert delights since she was a young girl, all while watching and learning alongside her mother, grandmother, and Julia Child who was playing on the small black & white TV in the kitchen. After moving to New York City after her undergraduate studies, she worked at jobs in advertising, the music industry, and a commercial music house. She played drums in bands in New York City and did sound design for theater. All the while, she baked in her tiny Brooklyn apartment in what was left of her free time and made a baking blog called “GOP Recipes” where all desserts were named and inspired by famous Republicans (Ronald Reagan Rugelach, Sarah Palin Pralines, and Rush Limbaugh Lemon Bars are samples of fare). Soon she was traveling around the world with Nature Theater of Oklahoma as a performer. Worrall provided the entire text (in the form of her life story) for NTO’s magnum opus “Life and Times” — an almost 24-hour performance experience. On the off-year that they had some time off, Worrall went to pastry school and graduated at the top of her class (being awarded “Top Toque”, sponsored by Nespresso. And therefore, also by George Clooney). She did her externship at Jean-Georges and learned from some of the best pastry chefs in New York City. She makes wedding cakes and other desserts on a freelance basis.
Walker Art Center – Life Story: Kristin Worrall on Being the Center of NTOK’s 10-part Life and Times
New York Times Magazine – The Performer and Baker Kristin Worrall Shares a Recipe for Her Very Dramatic ‘Vampire Kupcakes’