Kimberly MacLean

Company Member since 2006
Coach since 2006

Kimberly MacLean has been a consistent presence in Bay Area theatre as an actress, director, singer, improviser, and instructor since moving here in 1991. In addition to her ample work in more traditional and musical theatre styles, her love of improv has brought her to work with several Bay Area troupes. She has also appeared in a handful of indie film shorts and television pilots. She portrays Tina in the film All the Others Were Practice (released 2015).

In 2003, she founded The Super Dupers, an organization revolutionizing arts integration in the classroom. Kimberly has been integral in the evolution of arts in the classroom, combining theatre and core curriculum in more than ten Bay Area districts using Project-Based Learning and other progressive hands-on learning techniques. She holds a M.Ed. in Educational Best Practices and a CA Single Subject Teaching Credential. Currently she teaches acting techniques with the animation department of California College of the Arts and heads up BATS’ Educational Outreach division.

Kimberly was a founding member of the improv, sketch, and short film phenomenon The Last Laugh, San Francisco. She is also proud to be a producer of the San Francisco Improv Festival. Her writing includes the internet hit Ho Babies, a satirical commentary on the current marketing of girls’ toys and The Tale of the Wicked Winter Witch, a hit family show that combines musical, scripted, and improvised theatre.

Kimberly graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Theatre Arts from San Francisco State University. She also performs in a satirical improv duo with Rachel Hamilton and coaches & performs with Speechless. She keeps pretty busy living an improvised life full of teaching, travel, laughter, and learning.