Company Member since 2006
Coach since 2006
(she/her) Kimberly has been a consistent presence in Bay Area theatre as an actor, director, singer, improviser, and instructor since moving to the area in 1991. She uses improv thinking and other exercises in her teaching/coaching of companies and individuals to be more equitable, inclusive, and confident in their own stories & practices. Kimberly can also be seen in “All The Others Were Practice”, as ½ of Hamilton & MacLean (with Rachel Hamilton), as a producer of the SF Improv Festival, and flashing her M.Ed. in some of the premiere higher learning organizations around the world.
Q & A
What are your favorite formats?
Longform, anything musical
Funniest moment on the BATS stage?
There is something spectacular that happens in every show, I can’t pick one!
What are your artistic influences?
Growing up, my very tolerant mother allowed me to listen to hours of comedian’s records on my little Mickey Mouse record player, let me stay up late to watch Saturday Night Live, and endured countless productions of the new and improved “Kim Show.” My grandmother introduced me to old films at the downtown Paramount. My influences include the likes of Lily Tomlin, Gilda Radner, Betty White, Catherine O’Hara, Burns and Allen, Steve Martin, Katherine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Carole Lombard, Lauren Bacall, Monty Python . . . I could go on and on.
It Happened One Night, Star Wars, Waiting for Guffman, My Man Godfrey, Desk Set, Some Like It Hot, Moonrise Kingdom, What the Bleep Do We Know, Life Is Beautiful, Chocolat, Monsters, Inc., The Jerk, Dumb and Dumber . . . again, I could go on and on. I love sci-fi, but also love epic period pieces.
Blues, bluegrass, old swing, jazz, punk, classical, rockabilly
Fires in the Mirror, Los Vendidos, Noises Off, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Tartuffe, The Producers, The Rocky Horror Show, The Tale of the Wicked Winter Witch (okay, I wrote this musical, but it is a favorite!)