Kim Euell
Core Writer
Amherst, MA
Biography

Kim Euell writes plays that interrogate issues of race, class, and cultural assimilation with the intention of providing some healing balm for our societal wounds. Kim enjoys excavating rhythm in language and connecting the dots between past and present in her work. She thrives on collaborating and has contributed to several devised works with Joanna Haigood's Zaccho Dance Theatre. Kim is currently writing the book for a musical about the Godmother of Rock and Roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Kim is currently a Play Lab fellow at Boston's Company One Theatre. Her plays have been developed and performed at Cape Town's Magnet Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Black Swan Workshop, The Curtain Theater at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Portland's Imago Theater, CTG's Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage, The Los Angeles Theater Center, Detroit's Plowshares Theater Company, Manhattan's New Perspectives Theater, Seattle's Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, and Actor's Theater of Louisville. Penumbra Theater's production of her play The Diva Daughters DuPree was named "Outstanding New Show of the Year" by critics at the Star-Tribune. A winner of the Theodore Ward Prize, Divas is published in Chuck Smith's anthology, Best Black Plays.

As a dramaturg, Kim has worked at Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor, the Sundance Theater Lab, and has headed play development programs at the Mark Taper Forum, the Tony Award-winning Hartford Stage, and The Robey Theatre. She edited for TCG Publications the first play anthology exclusively devoted to hip-hop theater, entitled Plays from the Boom Box Galaxy-Theater from the Hip-Hop Generation. Kim is passionate about teaching playwriting and has worked with many writers across the U.S. and overseas. She is an alumna of Stanford University and the Universityof Iowa's Playwrights Workshop.