Kristen Short

Kristen Short is a singer/songwriter who has been writing, performing and producing heartfelt, multi-genre original music since 1990.  She has written and produced over 50 songs and released the following original music CDs on her independent label, Sea Siren Records®:

Full-length CDs

“Blossom in the Dust” (1998)

“Dove in a Hurricane” (2000)

“The Loan” (2007)

“Water Lily Waits:  Music for Movement & Meditation” (2007, with Kathy Gracenin and Rusty Wiltjer)


Music Singles

“Chairs” (2011, dedicated to The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing)

“Smile” (2014, in memory of Vivian St. Onge)

 See the “Chairs” music video and other performance footage on the YouTube Sea Siren Music Channel.


Kristen Short is also an actress and producer involved in theater in Maine.  Performance credits include:

 “The Road To Eden’s Ridge:  The Musical” written/directed by Sally Jones and Steve Jones, adapted from novel by M. L. Rose (2012, Oxford Hills Music & Performing Arts Association production -  OHMPAA, as Maudie and Yankee Chorus).

 “Accent on Murder,” murder mystery dinner theater written/directed by Kenn Sawyer (2013, OHMPAA production as Monique the Maid/Evelyn Steinwald, with French and Brooklyn accents).

 “Seussical The Musical,” by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, directed by Andrew Scott Turner (2014, Oxford Hills Community Broadway Musical, as Who, Hunch, chorus).

 “See How They Run,” British comedy by Philip King, directed by Kenn Sawyer, produced by Kristen Short and Richard McIntire (2014, OHMPAA production, as Penelope Toop). 

 “HONK!  The Musical,” by Stiles and Drewes, directed by Carol Jones (2014, OHMPAA production as Henrietta the Hen).

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," musical by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, directed by Kenn Sawyer (November 2015 OHMPAA production, as Geminae).

"The Wizard of Oz,"  musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, directed by Andrew Scott Turner.  (April 2016, Oxford Hills Maine Community Musical production as Glinda the Good Witch).

"Our Town," by Thornton Wilder, directed by Tom Littlefield (June 2016 OHMPAA production, as Professor Willard and other characters).

"The Game's Afoot,"by Kenn Ludwig, directed by Corrine Turner (August 2016, OHMPAA production, as Madge Giesel). 

"Into the Woods," musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, directed by Andrew Scott Turner (November 2016 OHMPAA production, as Cinderella's Mother and the Lady Giant). 

"Amahl and the Night Visitors," one act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, directed by Cynthia Reedy and Karen Chapman (December 2016 OHMPAA production, as shepherdess). 

"The Drowsy Chaperone," musical by Lambert, Morrison, Martin and Kellar, directed by Andrew Scott Turner (November 2017 OHMPAA production, as Trix the Aviatrix and ensemble). 

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 Kristen Short is a breast cancer survivor and in 2012 she founded the 501(c)(3) cancer support charity, Short Folks For Hope Foundation.  She was the recipient of the 2012 Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Survivor Award at the Dempsey Challenge, fundraising event for The Dempsey Center of Lewiston, Maine. She dedicated her song "Chairs" to the Dempsey Center and the video and song was premiered at the Champions of Hope Banquet at the 2011 Dempsey Challenge.    (See the video on the Youtube Sea Siren Music Channel.)  

The mission of Short Folks For Hope Foundation is:

 *  to empower, encourage and celebrate cancer warriors with our special projects: 

  The Annual Vivian St. Onge Memorial Rickshaw Team at the Dempsey Challenge Cycling Event(enabling cancer warriors to experience the joy and exhilaration of the cycling event with team pedicab drivers)

  The Hope Bear Project (providing Hope Bears to cancer patients to be a cheery travel buddy on their courageous adventures; patients share their Hope Bear photos with the tag #shortfolkshopebear);

  Wishes For Hope (creatively fulfilling little wishes for cancer patients);

  Children's Hospital Project / Lagoona the Dutch Angel Dragon (making hope-fostering visits to children's hospitals, respite camps, nursing homes, and charity and community events with Allie Short's Lagoona the Dutch Angel Dragon); 

*  to motivate, guide and provide opportunities for youth to be compassionate, creative, hope-fostering members of our communities, and to recognize outstanding charitable efforts by youth; and 

 * to raise money and awareness for cancer support care organizations with demonstrated excellence in providing compassionate, high-quality cancer support services free of charge to those impacted by cancer.

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Kristen is also a writer of poetry, prose and historical fiction.  Her story, “Boceifus” was published in Dr. Bernie Siegel’s latest book, “Love, Animals and Miracles,” which was released September 2015. 


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Kristen Short Businesses:  

"One of Maine's most promising songwriters..."

Good Times Magazine

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Upcoming Performances

  • 6/23/2018
    Short Folks For Hope Folk Fair at Longley Square - Cancer Support Care Benefit,  Norway
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