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Kirya Traber

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Savvy, charming, multi-faceted host and writer
Member since 2023


Kirya is available for

I'm interested in a host & producer role. I was formerly the host if the NY Emmy Nominated streaming series, First Person PBS. I have over 15 years experience in performing arts as a writer and actor, and I am a highly skilled facilitation expert. My skills as a playwright lend easily to scripting & story editing. I also have have basic editing skills (Descript & Reaper)
  • Producing
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing

About Kirya

Kirya Traber is a writer, performer, and cultural organizer. Originally from Northern California, she now resides in New York City. She is a script writer and voice talent for PBS Learning Media's Understanding LGBTQ+ Identity and was co-host of the NY Emmy Nominated First Person PBS. She was New York Stage and Film’s 2020 Founders Award recipient, and was was Lincoln Center’s lead Community Artist in Residence from 2015-2020. Her collaborative work with Ping Chong + Company, Undesirable Elements: Generation NYZ, premiered at the New Victory Theater and was a NYTimes Critics Pick in 2018. Kirya is a recipient of Robert Redford’s Sundance Foundation award for Activism in the Arts, a California Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, and an Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund award for Poetry. She has been a commissioned artist of notable New York arts institutions such as the New York Philharmonic, the Morgan Library & Museum, the Orchestra of St Luke’s, and La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, among others. Throughout her ambitious performance and writing career, Kirya has continuously utilized her art for social change as a cultural organizer.

Kirya's Portfolio



  • Acting
  • Voice Coaching
  • Story Editing
  • Research
  • Producing
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Voiceover


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Previous Work

  • Voice Talent & Script Writer at WNET - PBS Digital Learning Studio (Ongoing)
  • Host at WNET - PBS Digital Studios (June 2018)
  • Artist in Residence at Lincoln Center (March 2020)