(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 Men, Disgraced, and Rapture, Blister, Burn (Goodman Theatre); Buried Child, The Scene, Marjorie Prime, Diary of Anne Frank, Hedda Gabler, and The Letters (Writers Theatre); Discord, 4000 Miles, and The Whipping Man (Northlight Theatre); Want, and The North Plan (Steppenwolf); Inana, My Name is Asher Lev, All My Sons, and Dolly West's Kitchen (TimeLine Theatre); The Great God Pan, After the Revolution, Madagascar, The Overwhelming, and The Busy World is Hushed (Next); Waiting for Lefty (American Blues); Old Times, The Conquest of the South Pole, Uncle Vanya, Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, Fuddy Meers, and Knives in Hens (Strawdog); Cripple of Inishmaan, Bug, 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.