Kathryn Blume is Co-Founder of the Lysistrata Project, the first worldwide theatrical event for peace, and Artistic Director of Mighty Ruckus. She has spent the last year touring The Accidental Activist – her critically acclaimed one-woman show about Lysistrata Project – to over 25 cities in the US and Canada. The Accidental Activist was nominated for an Austin Critics Table award and has been made into a concert film by Oakland filmmaker Kevin Morrison. Kathryn received her BA from Yale with a self-designed degree in environmental studies and theater and is also an ordained Minister with the Universal Life Church. She is an Artistic Associate with Vermont Stage Company in Burlington, where her new play Vanya/Vermont – a modern adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya – will premiere in the spring of 2005.