Kimber Lee
Kimber Lee

2023 Finalist

Saturday

Synopsis: Tilly has come home to take Ora fishing.  Drifting in a boat on a mountain lake, the women argue their way across currents of time and memory, pushing against theoretical questions of love and connection, trying maybe one last time to find the human truth under everything.

Cast Breakdown: 
TILLY. (W) Korean American. late 30s-early 40s.
ORA. (1 or 3 W) White. 78 years old/40 years old/28 years old.
MATIAS. (M) Latinx. late 30s-early 40s.
RICHARD FEYNMAN. (M) Played by MATIAS actor. 40s.
Casting Note:
The role of ORA might be cast with 3 actors:  one in her late 70s (or passes for late 70s), one in her late 30s-early 40s, and one in her 20s.
So that’s a total of either: 
4 W and 1 M or 2W and 1M

Agent: Seth Glewen, The Gersh Agency

Bio: Plays include the water palace (2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Special Commendation),   to the yellow house (La Jolla Playhouse), untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play (2019 Bruntwood Prize International Award, upcoming World Premiere at Royal Exchange Theatre and Young Vic, UK), saturday (Colorado New Play Summit), tokyo fish story (South Coast Rep, TheatreWorks/SV, Old Globe), brownsville song (b-side for tray)(Humana Festival, LCT3, Long Wharf Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Seattle Rep, Moxie Theatre, Shotgun Players), and different words for the same thing directed by Neel Keller (Center Theatre Group). She has also developed work with Lark Play Development Center, Ground Floor/Berkeley Rep, Page 73, O’Neill NPC, Hedgebrook, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Seven Devils, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Great Plains Theatre Conference, ACT Theatre/Seattle, Premiere Stages, and Magic Theatre. Lark Playwrights Workshop Fellow, Dramatists Guild Fellow, member of Ma-Yi Writers Lab, and recipient of the Ruby Prize, PoNY Fellowship, Hartford Stage New Voices Fellowship, 2020-2021 Hodder Fellowship, 2020 Helen Merrill Award, 2020 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist, inaugural winner Bruntwood Prize International Award 2019, 2021 Edgerton New Play Award, 2021 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, and 2023-2024 Hermitage Artist Retreat Fellow. MFA: UT Austin.