Artist Bios

Kimberly Senior

Kimberly Senior

(Bio as of May 2019)

Kimberly Senior is a Resident Director at Writers Theatre and an Associate Artist at TimeLine Theatre. She founded Collaboraction Theatre Company in 1997, and was an Associate Artist at Strawdog Theater for 10 years, Chicago Dramatists for eight years and Next Theatre for six years. In addition, Senior served as the first board president of The Hypocrites. As an educator, Senior spent ten years as both an administrator and Resident Artist with Steppenwolf for Young Adults. In addition, she either ran programs or taught for Court Theater, Northlight Theater, Redmoon Theater, Roadworks Productions, Victory Gardens, Metropolis, Act One Studios and Acting Studio Chicago. She served as adjunct faculty at Columbia College where she teaches Chekhov, Dramaturgy and Text Analysis.

Senior’s select freelance directing includes New York credits include 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 include 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 include 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 and television credits include Chris Gethard: Career Suicide (HBO). Awards include a 2016 Alan Schneider Award; a 2013 Finalist for the SDCF Joe A. Callaway Award; a 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. Senior has taught at 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

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