Kimberly Colburn

Dramaturg: Edward III

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Kimberly Colburn (Dramaturg) is the Producer of New Work Development at Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto. She’s collaborating on many projects in development, including the musical Dixon Road by Fatuma Adar with Musical Stage Company, the musical Rose by Sarah Wilson and Mike Ross with Soulpepper Theatre, American Fast by Kareem Fahmy with Denver Center, and Hysterical by Jennifer Barclay with Arizona Theatre Company. Previously, she was South Coast Rep’s (SCR) literary director, co-director of PPF and led the theatre’s CrossRoads initiative, a playwright residency program. Highlights of dramaturgical work at SCR includes the world premiere productions of Poor Yella Rednecks by Qui Nguyen, A Doll’s House Part 2 by Lucas Hnath and Little Black Shadows by Kemp Powers. She was also literary manager at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she was dramaturg for the world premieres of Partners by Dorothy Fortenberry and The Roommate by Jen Silverman, among others. Other world premiere projects include Bekah Brunstetter’s Going to a Place, the site-specific José Cruz González’s The Long Road Today, Matthew Lopez’s Zoey’s Perfect Wedding, Zoe Kazan’s Trudy and Max in Love and A Wrinkle in Time adapted by John Glore, among dozens of other productions, workshops and readings. She has worked with companies including Denver Theatre Company, Los Angeles Opera, Mixed Blood Theatre, The Playwrights Center, the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, Critical Mass Ensemble, Artists at Play, Musical Stage Company (Toronto), Soulpepper and Native Voices at the Autry.