Kim Weild

 


 

 

Stepchild is directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Kim Weild whose most recent project, the world premiere of Charles Mee's Soot and Spit about deaf outsider artist James Castle was a NY Times Critic's Pick.  Her work has been seen at: Lincoln Center Theater, Carnegie Hall, Teatro alla Scala, The New York Theater Workshop, Off Broadway's Beckett Theater, Goodspeed Musicals, Primary Stages, New York Live Arts, The Mark Taper Forum, Williamstown Theater Festival, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 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 by Euripides and Aristophanes' The Birds. She is the director for Keith Hamilton Cobb's AUDELCO award winning American Moor which will be performed August 2018 at Shakespeare's Globe, London. In June 2018 she will be directing the first New York revival of Charles Mee's First Love at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

On Broadway she has been Associate Director on the world premiere of Amazing Grace, and Michael Blakemore's productions of Deuce, Is He Dead? and Blithe Spirit.  Off-Broadway she has been Associate Director to Tina Landau on Iphigenia 2.0 at Signature Theatre and Tarell Alvin McCraney's Wig Out! at The Vineyard Theater.

Weild is Founding Artistic Director of OUR VOICES a company dedicated to investigating themes of otherness in society whether they are culture, language, gender, or ability.  Their inaugural production of Mee's Fêtes de la Nuit went on to be nominated for a Drama Desk Award (Unique Theatrical Experience) and seven New York Innovative Theatre Awards (winning two) including Outstanding Director.  In 2014 for the inaugural season of NY Live Arts/Live Ideas, which celebrated the worlds of Dr. Oliver Sacks, they created a world premiere American Sign Language production of Pinter's A Kind of Alaska, weaving three forms of ASL into the text.

Among some of her numerous fellowships, residencies and commissions are, The Park Avenue Armory Artist Residency, The Archive Residency, The Annandale Residency, Williamstown Foeller Fellow, Shubert Fellow and several commissions from The High Line.

Steadfastly committed to the training and development of our future theater makers, she has extensive teaching credits and is on faculty at Carnegie Mellon University where she teaches directing.

MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts and BFA New York University Tisch School of the Arts.  Member SDC.