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KIM WEILD

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 the Drama Desk Award nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience and nine NY Innovative Theater Award nominations (winning two), most recently American Moor, helmed by Weild, was recognized with the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Solo Performance and two IRNE awards including Outstanding Visiting Production. It is the opening event at Shakespeare's Globe 2018 inaugural festival on Shakespeare and Race

Possessing an extensive knowledge of new play and musical development, her work has been seen at: Lincoln Center Theater, Carnegie Hall, Teatro alla Scala, The New York Theater Workshop, Off Broadway’s Cherry Lane Theatre, Beckett Theater, Goodspeed Musicals, 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.

 Kim and producing partner Jamie Forshaw

Kim and producing partner Jamie Forshaw

On Broadway, she has been 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 also Associate Director for the world premiere of Amazing Grace, the musical which played at Broadway's Nederlander Theater.

 Working at Vassar College

Working at Vassar College

 

 

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.

 Weild and Mee "After Grant Wood"

Weild and Mee "After Grant Wood"

 

A longtime collaborator of acclaimed playwright Charles L. Mee to date she has directed five of his plays; Soot and Spit (World Premiere), Fêtes de la Nuit (NY Premiere), First Love(First NY Revival), Summertime and Big Love.

Weild is Associate Professor of Directing at Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama - John Wells Directing Program where she teaches both BFA and MFA candidates. With over twenty-five years of teaching experience, she has taught at leading undergraduate and conservatory programs across the country as well as training leading theater ensembles. 

 

 Proud Member of SDC

Proud Member of SDC

She received her MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts and her BFA with Honors from New York University Tisch School of the Arts.


Weild is the Founding Artistic Director of Our Voices Theater a company dedicated to diversity, inclusion and innovation. Most recently their world premiere of Mee's Soot and Spit was hailed by the NY Times as, a “beautifully designed, dreamily evocative production." and was chosen as a NY Times Critic’s Pick.  As a leading advocate for diversity and inclusion in the arts, she has been sought out by major arts organizations, including the NEA, to speak on panels, participate in roundtables and lead workshops in collaboration with Deaf/deaf and disabled artists.

 Working with students from PS 347 The ASL and English Lower School

Working with students from PS 347 The ASL and English Lower School

 Directing on NYC's High Line

Directing on NYC's High Line

 Working with actor Taylor Ray

Working with actor Taylor Ray