Kim Weild is a New York based, multi-award nominated director known for creating visually stunning, physically fluid, ensemble based plays and musicals - ranging from intimate chamber pieces to grand spectacle. Her work squarely places the human condition front and center and has been called "masterful", "wildly imaginative", "thought provoking", "entertaining", "beautiful" and "heartbreaking". She has been compared to Ariane Mnouchkine as well as Baz Lurhman.
The recipient of a Drama Desk Award nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience (Fêtes de la Nuit), the NY Innovative Theatre Foundation’s award for Outstanding Performance Art Production (Soot and Spit) and eight additional NY Innovative Theatre Award nominations (winning three), most recently American Moor, helmed by Weild, was recognized with the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, two IRNE awards including Outstanding Visiting Production and was the opening event at Shakespeare's Globe London, 2018 inaugural festival on Shakespeare and Race.
Possessing an extensive knowledge of new play and musical development, her work has been seen at: Shakespeare’s Globe London, Lincoln Center Theater, Carnegie Hall, Teatro alla Scala, The New York Theater Workshop, Off Broadway’s Cherry Lane Theatre, Beckett Theater, Goodspeed Musicals, Pittsburgh City Theatre, Primary Stages, New York Live Arts, The Mark Taper Forum, Williamstown Theater Festival, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Beall Center for Art and Technology, The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, The New Ohio Theater (NYC) and Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center. Her production of Uncle Vanya was an official selection at the Prague Quadrennial and in Greece she has directed The Bacchae as well as The Birds for OneYearLease Theater.
On Broadway, she worked as Associate Director to multiple TONY Award winning director Michael Blakemore on the world premiere of Deuce by Terrence McNally with Dame Angela Lansbury and Marian Seldes; the world premiere of Mark Twain and David Ives’ Is He Dead? starring Norbert Leo Butz and Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit with Dame Angela Lansbury, Rupert Everett, Jayne Atkinson and Christine Ebersole. She was Associate Director for the world premiere of Amazing Grace, the musical which played at Broadway's Nederlander Theater.
Her numerous fellowships and residencies include: The Park Avenue Armory, The Kennedy Center, The Schubert Organization, Williamstown Theater Festival – Foeller Fellowship, Luna Stage, The Archive Residency - New Ohio Theatre, Annandale Center for Writing, IRT and the Obie-winning New Georges. She is the recipient of two commissions from NYC’s High Line and the first recipient of SDC Foundation’s Guest Artist Initiative. A proud Women's Project Theater Lab alumna, an affiliated artist with the OBIE Award winning New Georges and an Associate Artist with The Adaptations Project.