Alan Schneider Director Award

2016 Award Recipient

Kimberly Senior was nominated by Robert Falls, Artistic Director, the Goodman Theatre, who said of the director:

"For nearly two decades, Kimberly has been a fixture of the Chicago theater community, directing dozens of well-received productions in our city's storefront theaters. With both new and known work, her sense of dramaturgy is impeccable, and the specificity of her direction is impressive. Her ability to elicit strong, vibrant, detailed work from actors is simply extraordinary, and her work with designers is equally nuanced. She is poised, I think, to become one of our finest theater directors."

Kimberly Senior directed the Broadway premiere of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced, which she previously directed off-Broadway at LCT3. Her work has been seen all over the country, most frequently in Chicago where she lived and worked for the past twenty years. Senior is the Founder of Collaboraction, Resident Director at Writers Theatre, and Associate Artist at TimeLine Theatre Company. She has been nominated for several Joseph Jefferson Awards and Citations, was a finalist for both SDC's Zelda Fichandler and Joe A Callaway Awards and is the recipient of the 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award from Columbia College.

Previous Recipients of the Alan Schneider Award

2014 Liesl Tommy
2012 Bart DeLorenzo
2010 Anne Kauffman
2007 Joel Sass
2005 Michael John Garcés
2003 Nancy Keystone
2001 Darko Tresnjak
1999 Henry Godinez
1996 Roman Paska
1994 Mark Brokaw
1992 Charles Newell
1991 David Saint
1990 Roberta Levitow
1989 Kyle Donnelly
1988 Peter C. Brosius
1987 Mary B. Robinson