Kim Weild ('07) To Direct 'Indian Joe' at Goodspeed

November 6, 2015

Alumna Kim Weild (’07) is directing the world premiere of the musical Indian Joe at Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT running Thursday, October 22 to Sunday, November 15.

Indian Joe is a new musical with a book by Elizabeth A. Davis and Chris Henry, music by Davis, Luke Holloway and Jason Michael Webb and lyrics by Davis. Weild was immediately drawn to the story of this unusual and true relationship that emphasized the “beauty of the human condition.”

The story is a personal one, centered on the story of  the show’s writer and star Elizabeth Davis, and the friendship that developed between her and a homeless Native American man who was down on his luck. Despite their differences, they created a deep and enduring bond. They became family.

Weild 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.

Weild has directed 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, and many others. She is associate director to Michael Blakemore, having worked with him most recently on the Broadway revival of Blithe Spirit, starring Angela Lansbury.

She is the recipient of a Kennedy Center Directing Fellowship, a Shubert Fellowship and 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.