When most parents consider sending their child to summer camp, they imagine a sunny lake a few hours out of the city. In 1977, the parents of 11-year-old Kirsten Koza sent their pigtailed, sass-talking offspring on a summer trip to the Soviet Union—with only fifty dollars in her pocket. Lost in Moscow tells the story of Kirsten’s summer camp hijinks: evading the Soviet Red Army in a foot race through and around Red Square, receiving extended radiation treatments for a minor case of tonsillitis, and making a gut-churning, unauthorized parachute jump—without being totally certain whether her parachute would open or even stay on.
About the author
Kirsten Koza received a BA in Theatre from Dalhousie University and did her post-graduate work in England. Her play Second Night Syndrome premiered at the Corbett Theatre in London in 1996. She has taught at the University of East London and was the Artistic Director of The Red Barn Theatre, Canada's oldest professional summer theatre.