Biography (under construction)
KIM WESTON-MORAN (Producer/Dramaturg), is a veteran award-winning actress known for her character work; she was blessed to share the stage with phenomenal artists, including: Minnie Gentry, Bill Gunn, Roxie Roker, Phyllcia Rashad, Gylan Kain, Patricia O’Connell, Anthony Chisholm, Ellen Dolan, S. Epatha Merkinson, Charles Weldon, Barbara Montgomery, Reggie Montgomery, Marjorie Johnson, Count Stovall, Bill Cobbs, Dominique Morisseau, Ron Cephas Jones, Ebony-JoAnn, Gary Dourdan and Darnell Williams. Film & Television credits include title role in Ayoka Chenzira's feature, ALMA'S RAINBOW, featured in CBS' DIVORCE COURT and BAKER'S DOZEN and a few bad girls in Independent Film's by Juney Smith.
Kim's focus these days is on producing, directing, coaching and arts in education. She always had a love for the process and writers; over the years she has supported a few phenomenal playwrights, including OWA, PhD, PJ Gibson, Levy Lee Simon and Sabura Rashid. She created The Basics Acting Workshop for The Negro Ensemble Co. for new and returning actors (5 yrs.). Currently, Kim is Exec. Producer of RHYTHMCOLOR Associates/RA PRODS and Producing Artistic Director of POTPOURRI! World Women Works Series in association with Voza Rivers; for which she has developed and presented over 80 new plays and screenplays by global women and a few men, planning an Anthology of Selected POTPOURRI! Works and embarking on POTPOURRI!'S 10th and final Season (2020). As Founding Artistic Director for OUTTA CONTROL – Raw Comedy Cabaret, a multi-cultural satirical sketch comedy troupe composed of 15 actors and 10 writers, she acted, directed and wrote sketches; Kim was Associate Producer for the National Black Touring Circuit (7 yrs.) and produced NBT's Annual Black History Month Festival: produced and developed the Audelco nominated THE DIARY OF AN AFRO GODDESS written and performed by Cheri Danielle and directed by Marishka S. Phillips; Assoc. Prod of The Second Black Theatre In America Conference (Medgar Evers College); and ANOTHER SIDE OF A KING – Films and Literature of Woodie King, Jr. in association with Maysles Film Institute and Doc Watchers, Inc. (she received an ART-NY Award).
Directing credits include: NVISION NZINGA, for which Kim adapted and directed prose into a play with dance, song and music, written by Gloria Brown-Marshall and featured Ebony JoAnn; staged readings of new works by Karimah, Gloria Browne-Marshall, Barbara Morgan and Cynthia Scott's A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A RALETTE . Productions include: PANTHER WOMAN by Qurell-Amani (developed 4 character script into a one-woman play); Director/Dramaturg for LOOKING FOR TALIKA, winner of Best Actress Award and nom. for Best Play; and FIGHTING FIRES, winner of Best Actress Award and nom. for Best Director; both by Prof. Von H. Washington, Sr.; DESERT FLOWER’S TRUTH by Tanya Maryoung, a one-woman Musical Dramedy; Director THE REVENGE of the SPACE PANDA’S or BINKY RUDICH and the TWO-SPEED CLOCK, by David Mamet; and Director in Residence for Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center's Staged Reading Series at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Kim was Assistant Director for Juney Smith's NURSING TUSKEGEE Film and Richard Willis, Jr. for BET's HIP-HOP HALL OF FAME AWARDS – Apollo Theater. featuring a young Raven-Simone. For more info about Ms. Weston-Moran, the dynamic upcoming new works she is presenting and The Paul Robeson Freedom School, an Afterschool and Summer program, for which she is an Arts Consultant,