Directing Big Shows in Big Spaces

Kimberley Rampersad
September 13, 2022


September 13, 2022

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

Maximum Participants:  20

ASL interpretation will be available upon request.

The art of creating with scale, understanding capacities, and articulating expectations.

What is your process? How are you challenging the space and how might you be challenged as you service the theatre you are creating?

About Kimberley Rampersad

Kimberley Rampersad is a theatre artist, born and raised in Treaty 1 Territory, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

As an actor she has appeared across Canada including Mirvish, and the Stratford and Shaw Festivals.  She is a recipient of a Maud Whitmore Scholarship (Charlottetown Festival) and a Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival).

She was the associate choreographer of the North American and Asian tours of Hairspray – The Musical (NETworks) for four seasons.  Her choreography has received Dora nominations for Passing Strange (Musical Stage/Obsidian) and Seussical - the Musical (YPT) respectively, and an Evie Award for Matilda – The Musical (Royal MTC/ Citadel/ Arts Club).

As a director, Kimberley was featured in the New York Times for directing a full- length production of Man and Superman at the Shaw Festival. Other directing credits include Serving Elizabeth (Stratford Festival), hang (w/ P. Akin, Obsidian), How Black Mothers Say I Love You (GCTC) (Prix Rideau Award) and The Color Purple (Neptune and Citadel/ Royal MTC) (Evie, Sterling, Merritt Awards).  She was the recipient of the Gina Wilkinson Prize for an emerging female director in 2017 (Ontario Arts Foundation).

Beyond the stage, Kimberley completed her dance teacher certification through and was on faculty with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, and co-contributed to the creation of the dance curriculum for the Province of Manitoba’s Department of Education.  In the community she contributes to the work of the Philp Akin – Black Shoulders Legacy Award, Gina’s Prize, and sits on the board of AFC.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts (University of Manitoba) and is currently a graduate student in Theatre Studies (University of Guelph).

Kimberley’s greatest joy is working with young artists.

She is the Associate Artistic Director of the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.