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Blackwell, Kim


4th Line Theatre's Managing Artistic Director

2016 Summer Season:
Director, The Hero of Hunter Street
Director, The Bad Luck Bank Robbers

Kim is a veteran 4th Line director/producer – 2016 will mark her 22nd season 4th Line Theatre where she has directed 14 productions including six world premieres. Selected credits include: Artistic Director (2014 - Present), Artistic Producer (2009 – 2014), Artistic Associate (2001-2009), directing: The Hero of Hunter Street (2016), The Bad Luck Bank Robbers (2015, 2016), The Real McCoy (2013), Queen Marie, St. Francis of Millbrook (2012), The Berlin Blues (2011), The Right Road to Pontypool (2009, 2010), Schoolhouse (2007, 2008), The Art of Silent Killing, That Summer, Crow Hill, The Cavan Blazers, Attrition, Gimme That Prime Time Religion and many development workshops; stage managing: The Cavan Blazers, Crow Hill, 1837: The Farmer’s Revolt, Moodie Traill, The Farm Show, Stone Angel, Winslows of Derryvore, The Orchard. Kim recently directed Maja Ardal’s HER2, a Nightwood/Buddies in Bad Times Theatre co-production, Pocket Rocket (Lost and Found Theatre), Les Soeurs (The Sisters) Erring 2014 and Chicken Grease is Nasty Business at the Summerworks Festival for which she received a NOW Magazine nod for Outstanding Direction. Selected other directing credits include Once A Flame, Fire in the Stable, The Shadow of Genius (Heritage Pavilion); Getting Lucky (Rhubarb!, 2005); Unlucky (Summerworks, 2003); The Ugly Man; Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet); Poor Super Man; Unidentified Human Remains… She also directed a sold-out run of Freedom 85! in the 2008 Fringe Festival and at the 2009 New York City Frigid Festival where it received excellent critical attention and the Audience Choice Award and the See It Twice Award. She was nominated for the John Hirsch Award for Directing Excellence in 2009 (Canada Council) and 2014 (Ontario Arts Council). She was the winner of a 2013 KETS Award for “People Who Rock Our World.” She was the only Canadian invited to train with Felix Barrett, the renowned Artistic Director of Punchdrunk (Sleep No More) in his immersive and promenade theatre style. Kim has worked for some of the top arts organizations in the country including the Canadian Stage Company, Nightwood Theatre, Tapestry New Opera and Dancemakers. Kim is a member of Maja Ardal’s Contrary Company.

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