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Kim Weild is a director and educator, based in New York, traditional lands of the Munsee Lenape People, and Pittsburgh, traditional lands of the Shawandasee Tula and Osage People. She pays her respects to elders both past and present, as well as future generations.
A 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". The scope of her work has been compared to that of Ariane Mnouchkine’s as well as Baz Lurhman’s.
The recipient of a Drama Desk Award nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience (Fêtes de la Nuit), the NY Innovative Theatre Foundation’s award for Outstanding Performance Art Production (Soot and Spit) and eight additional NY Innovative Theatre Award nominations (winning three), most recently American Moor, helmed by Weild, was recognized with the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, two IRNE awards including Outstanding Visiting Production and was the opening event at Shakespeare's Globe London, inaugural festival on Shakespeare and Race.
Possessing an extensive knowledge of new play and musical development, her work has been seen at: Shakespeare’s Globe London, Lincoln Center Theater, Carnegie Hall, Teatro alla Scala, The New York Theater Workshop, Off Broadway’s Cherry Lane Theatre, Beckett Theater, Goodspeed Musicals, Pittsburgh City Theatre, Primary Stages, New York Live Arts, The Mark Taper Forum, Williamstown Theater Festival, City Theatre Company, 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.
On Broadway, Kim worked as 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 Associate Director for the world premiere of Amazing Grace, the musical which played at Broadway's Nederlander Theater.
Weild is the Founding Artistic Director of Our Voices Theater a company dedicated to diversity, inclusion and innovation. 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.