More About Kimberlee
Kimberlee (she/her/hers) is a playwright, teaching artist, and theatre-maker from sunny Southern California, who has taught and created for young people in California, Nebraska, and Hawai'i. She earned her BA from Cal Poly Pomona in 2013. At Cal Poly she had the opportunity to be trained in the classic techniques of Shakespeare, Chekhov, and Moliere and modern fare. In addition to honing her craft as an actor, Kimberlee also spent a fair amount of time around designers and technicians -- both in and out of class, which allowed her to develop a healthy curiosity and passion for the crafts behind the scenes.
After college, she spent a good amount of time auditioning and practicing her craft around Southern California, and also worked at Disneyland as a Jungle Cruise Skipper.
Eventually, she found her way to Omaha, Nebraska where she developed and hone her skills as a teaching artist, actor, and creator at The Rose Theatre.
After two and a half years, she finally found herself on the island of O'ahu where she attended the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. There she served as Managing Director/Co-Publicity Director of the on student-run theatre company "Late Night Theatre Co." She also had the unique pleasure of creating two online adventures (one for and with Pre-K students and one for older audiences), produced two play festivals, and co-helmed two playwriting workshops in her spare time. She recently graduated with a master's degree in playwriting (paying special attention to creating pieces for and with young artists) in May 2021.
In her post-graduate career, she is continuing her writing pursuits and is actively submitting to festivals and opportunities as they arise.
After her another year with the Rose Theater, she will continue her trek of the Midwest with What if Puppets (formerly Mesner Puppet Theater) in Kansas City, MO as a Full-Time Teaching Artist (imbuing imaginative play with important social-emotional skills for PreK students in the North Kansas City and Smithville areas).