Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Kym Moore is a director, a published playwright, producer, and screenwriter. Kym also conducts experiments in multimedia production. She specializes in teaching acting and directing. Previously, she has held teaching appointments at Swarthmore, SUNY Purchase/Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film, Hampshire, and Sarah Lawrence Colleges; and has been a guest director at Notre Dame University, Smith, Swarthmore, and Dartmouth Colleges. Off-Broadway and Regional directing credits include for colored girls that have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf (Penumbra Theatre); Khmer Amerika (HereArts Center); Black, Outside, and The Date (The Women’s Project); Muses (The Boston Center for the Arts); Cover (Semi-Finalist, Samuel French Festival); Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (The Workshop Theatre); and Le Hot Blu: An American Syncopated Musical (Assoc. Director, Manhattan Theatre Club). Kym is an associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and member of the Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab. She has been nominated for the Alan Schneider Directing Award by the Theatre Communications Group. At the Women’s Project she was a member of the Directors Forum where she received an Artistic Leadership Fellowship. Her one-act play, The Date, won the Pen and Brush Award for Best Short Play in 2003. She is the recipient of a Lemelson Foundation grant for the development of the “Brainmachine,” an interactive-biofeedback device that allows performers to control lights, sound, and video using brainwave signals in real time. As founding director of Frogs on the Water Theatre in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she produced new solo-performance works by Le Thi Diem Thuy, Collin Chase, and Janice Simmons. Kym has served on the Board of Directors of La MaMa E.T.C. She is a graduate of the M.F.A. Directing program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.