Kim Weild is a New York-based director, choreographer, performer, writer and teacher. For ten years she was a student at The School of American Ballet and performed with The New York City Ballet. She first developed movement-oriented theatre pieces in 1986, when she worked as an actor with Robert Wilson in the Richard Strauss opera Salome, performed at Teatro alla Scala in Milan. She also collaborated closely with Beatrice Lees, a pioneer in improvisational dance movement, from 1988 until her death in 1995.
As a director, some of Kim’s work includes: Fêtes de la Nuit by Charles L. Mee, the Off-Broadway premiere of Luigi Creatore’s An Error of the Moon, Mee’s Big Love, Uncle Vanya, Kaddish by Allen Ginsberg, The Good Woman of Setzuan, My Fair Lady, Eccentricities of a Nightingale, Endgame, Safe Home, Andrea Lepcio’s A Peddler’s Tale: Buttons, Guts and Bluetooth, Paradise Now, Free Range Thanksgiving and A Decade of Dreams: Celebrating the Music of the Young People’s Chorus of New York. She is associate director to Michael Blakemore, having worked with him most recently on the Broadway revival of Blithe Spirit, starring Angela Lansbury. She has also associate directed for Tina Landau and Charles Mee.
She is actively engaged in developing new work for the stage and directs readings at Lincoln Center Theater, Primary Stages, NY Theater Workshop, Ma-Yi 2 G, New Georges, Epiphany Ensemble, TRU Reading Series and Columbia Stages. She has collaborated on new theatre pieces with Anne Bogart, Diane Paulus, Tina Kronis and Richard Algers.
In the United States she has taught the Suzuki method of actor training and the Viewpoints composition technique at Columbia University, Yale University, Barnard College, The O’Neill Center-NTI, Atlantic Theater School, Primary Stages, New Actors Workshop, CalArts, UC Irvine, University of Houston, CalState Fullerton, CalState Riverside, La Jolla Playhouse, About Productions, Sowelu Ensemble, Stone Soup, Integrity Productions, National Theater Workshop of the Handicapped, ACES Educational Center for the Arts and at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, where she held the David Parsons Chair.
Weild is the recipient of a Kennedy Center Directing Fellowship, a Shubert Fellowship, the 2006 Williamstown Theatre Festival Foeller Fellowship, and she is a Women’s Project alumna, a New Georges Affiliated Artist and a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
Weild visited Arizona State University as a guest artist to direct the Charles Mee’s play …
An Error of the Moon
AN ERROR OF THE MOON, a speculation of jealousy, madness and the brothers Booth, will begin Off-Broadway performances …
Fêtes de la Nuit
Weild’s production of the Charles Mee play was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and a New York Innovative Theater Award …