Artist Bios

Kimberly Senior

Kimberly Senior

(Bio as of September 2019)

Kimberly Senior (Director, Engines and Instruments of Flight: A Fantasia in Three Acts by Calamity West) is a member of Goodman Theatre’s Artistic Collective. Her select freelance directing includes New York credits: Disgraced (Broadway); Chris Gethard: Career Suicide (Judd Apatow presents); The Who and The What, and Disgraced (LCT3); The Niceties (Manhattan Theatre Club); Discord (Primary Stages); Engagements (Second Stage Uptown); Sakina's Restaurant (Audible). Chicago credits: Margaret Trudeau's Certain Woman of an Age (Second City); Support Group for MenDisgraced, and Rapture, Blister, Burn (Goodman Theatre); Buried ChildThe SceneMarjorie PrimeDiary of Anne FrankHedda Gabler, and The Letters (Writers Theatre); Discord4000 Miles, and The Whipping Man (Northlight Theatre); Want, and The North Plan (Steppenwolf); InanaMy Name is Asher LevAll My Sons, and Dolly West's Kitchen (TimeLine Theatre); The Great God PanAfter the RevolutionMadagascarThe Overwhelming, and The Busy World is Hushed (Next); Waiting for Lefty (American Blues); Old TimesThe Conquest of the South PoleUncle VanyaCherry OrchardThree SistersFuddy Meers, and Knives in Hens (Strawdog); Cripple of InishmaanBug, and The Pillowman (Redtwist Theatre); Thieves Like Us (The House Theatre); among others. Regional credits: Photograph 51 (South Coast Rep); The Niceties (Geffen Playhouse, McCarter, Huntington, CATF);  Sheltered (Alliance); Christmas at Pemberley (Milwaukee Rep); Other Than Honorable (Geva); Sex with Strangers (The Geffen Playhouse); Disgraced (Mark Taper Forum, Berkley Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre). Film/TV: Chris Gethard: Career Suicide (HBO). Awards: 2016 Alan Schneider Award; a 2013 Finalist for the SDCF Joe A. Callaway Award; 2016 Special Non-Equity Jeff Award for her Chicago career achievements; and the 2018 Primary Stages Einhorn Award for mentorship in the New York community. Teaching: DePaul University and University of Chicago. She is the recipient of Columbia College's 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award. She has served as Program Director and as a dramaturg for Steppenwolf's First Look Repertory of New Work and continues to develop new plays with the Ojai Playwrights Conference and PlayPenn.  

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Watch & Listen More

  • An Interview with Director Kimberly Senior
  • Director Kimberly Senior talks Rapture, Blister, Burn
  • Rapture, Blister, Burn Rehearsal Photos
  • Rapture, Blister, Burn Rehearsal Photos

With Goodman Theatre