Kimberly Wilson - Bio
Originally from Minneapolis, MN, Kimberly Wilson first pursued theater while in high school, studying and performing at the Minneapolis Children’s Theatre and in local community and professional theaters. Kimberly was a founding acting company member of Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis, a theater founded on the mission of color-blind casting. After graduating from Breck School, Kimberly studied Drama/Fine Arts at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Kimberly returned home and continued her acting career performing in plays and television commercials. She has performed with many theater companies including, the Shoestring Playhouse, At the Foot of the Mountain, Brass Tacks Theater, Collective Consciousness Theater, New Haven Theater Company, Park Square, Theatre in the Round, Illusion Theater, Minnesota Festival Theater, Penumbra Theater, and The Theatre Artists Workshop. Some of the notable productions include, “AINT MISBEHAVIN”, “FOR COLORED GIRLS…”, “THE GREAT WHITE HOPE”, “GLORY ROAD”, “A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS”, “A-MY NAME IS ALICE”, “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS” and “MOTOWN MADEMOISELLES”.
In 1984, Kimberly was crowned Miss Black Minnesota.
Now a Westport, CT resident, Ms. Wilson has written her own one-woman shows, “THE SPIRIT OF BLACK WOMANHOOD” and “A JOURNEY…”. She has performed these shows in Connecticut for Black History programs over the past 18 years. Since 2009, Kimberly has been performing her one-woman show “A JOURNEY…” locally and nationally. “A JOURNEY…” is an intricate look at the Black experience told through the eyes of the Black woman and performed by one woman, professional actress and singer Kimberly Wilson. Westport resident, Ms. Wilson skillfully tells of the struggles and influence of Black womanhood with strength, dignity and pride and in perfect lockstep with the history of the United States.
Seven women, seven pivotal generations, present to you their stories through song, movement and dialogue and how ultimately their faith, hope, and calling help shape the America we know today. Painful reflections and joyful celebrations are rendered artistically to tell a story of persistence and courage and how womanhood, not always intricately woven into the tapestry of American history, is the thread that holds together the fabric of American life.
Included in this journey are historical reflections from a Native African Queen, a Slave Woman, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Kimberly Wilson and more.
Kimberly Wilson will be happy to perform her one-woman show for YOU! If you represent a theater, school, university, library, community organization, member association, just contact Ms. Kimberly Wilson directly via her website www.thewilsonproductions.com; via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberly Wilson also is a professional singer and songwriter. She has the lyrics copyrights to ten songs. ONE NIGHTER (aka Never Have Another One Nighter) is now available on ITunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-nighter-single/id877610799) and Amazon Music (http://www.amazon.com/One-Nighter/dp/B00KAZ3CX2).
Kimberly Wilson proudly made her New York film debut of “THOSE PEOPLE” produced by BUM Productions, garnering credits of Actor, Producer and Production Manager.