Kimberly Colburn is based in Toronto and is available for organizational or individual consulting, story editing, and dramaturgical work of all varieties (with the legal ability to work in the U.S. or Canada). Click here for a full list of previous dramaturgical work. She is also a skilled event manager, producer, administrator, and community builder. She is currently Senior Producer of New Work Development at Soulpepper Theatre.
From November 2020 to August of 2021, she was the Program Manager for the University of Toronto’s Robotics Institute, running events, building community, and more. From March 2020 to November 2020, she was been the Program Manager for CanCOVID, building and implementing a digital network for scientific research around COVID in Canada, including managing and hosting a weekly speaker series.
Until her immigration to Canada, she was the Literary Director of South Coast Rep (SCR), where she co-directed the Pacific Playwrights Festival and led the CrossRoads commissioning program. Her recent dramaturgical work at SCR has included the world premiere productions of Poor Yella Rednecks by Qui Nguyen; Little Black Shadows by Kemp Powers; A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath; Going to a Place Where you Already Are by Bekah Brunstetter; and Orange by Aditi Kapil in addition to Zoey’s Perfect Wedding by Matthew Lopez at Denver Center Theatre. Formerly, she was the literary manager at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she was the dramaturg for the world premieres of Partners by Dorothy Fortenberry, The Roommate by Jen Silverman and Dot by Colman Domingo, among others. Prior to that, she was the associate literary director at SCR and dramaturg for the multi-year, community based Dialogue/Diálogos Project, among dozens of other productions and readings.
She has worked with companies including Los Angeles Opera, Mixed Blood Theatre, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, Artists at Play, The Playwrights Center, the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Musical Stage Company, and Native Voices at the Autry.