Karen J Gilmer

info@kjgilmer.com

EDUCATION

THEATRE DIRECTION

2021
,
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks, Pittsburgh, PA
2021
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA
2020
Black and Blue
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA
2020
Hair Waiting
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA
2019
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA
2016
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA

COSTUME DESIGN (Selected Productions)

2021
,
Quantum Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
Tome’ Cousin
2021
,
Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
Tome’ Cousin
2021
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
KJ Gilmer
2020
Black and Blue
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
KJ Gilmer
2020
Hair Waiting
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
KJ Gilmer
2020
Miss You Like Hell
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
Bria Walker
2020
She Kills Monsters; Virtual Realms
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
Ricardo Vila-Roger & Kelly Trumbull
2020
Appropriate
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
Ricardo Vila-Roger
2019
The 39 Steps
,
Michael’s Playhouse, Colchester, VT.
directed by
Catherine Doherty
2019
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
,
Michael’s Playhouse, Colchester, VT.
directed by
Keith Andrews
2019
Laughter on the 23rd Floor
,
Michael’s Playhouse, Colchester, VT.
directed by
Catherine Doherty
2019
The Wolves
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
Kelly Trumbull
2019
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
KJ Gilmer
2018
The Mouse Trap
,
Michael’s Playhouse, Colchester, VT.
directed by
Sarah Carelton
2018
Coram Boy
,
Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
Tome’ Cousin & Jason Jacobs
2018
She Kills Monsters
,
University of  Pittsburgh Theatre Arts Department, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
Ricardo Vila-Roger  & Kelly Trumbull
2017
,
Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
Tome’ Cousin
2017
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
,
Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
Tome’ Cousin & Jason Jacobs
2017
The Royale
,
City Theatre Company, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
Stuart Carden
2017
Falstaff
,
Resonance Works, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
Stephanie Havey
2017
Marie Antoinette
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
Le’Mil Eiland
2016
Parade
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
Rob Frankenberry
2016
Peter and the  Starcatcher
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
Kathryn Markey
2016
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
KJ Gilmer
2016
Nine
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
Dennis Schebetta
2016
Good Kids
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
Kim Parker Griffin and Lisa Jackson-Schebetta
2016
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
Victoria Rhodes

THEATRICAL INTIMACY DIRECTION

2019
Oblivion
,
University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
Sean Cook
2019
Merrily We Roll Along
,
Pitt Musical Theater Club, Pittsburgh, PA
directed by
Kelly Hadfield

THEATRICAL INTIMACY WORKSHOPS

2021
Race and Intimacy
,
Theatrical Intimacy Education, Pittsburgh, PA
2021
Intimacy Choreography
,
Theatrical Intimacy Education, Pittsburgh, PA
2021
Race and Choreography for BIPOC
,
Theatrical Intimacy Education, Pittsburgh, PA
2020
Theatrical Intimacy Best Practices
,
Intimacy Directors and Coordinators Pittsburgh, PA
2020
Consent in Academia
,
Intimacy Directors and Coordinators Pittsburgh, PA
2020
Let’s talk about Intimacy: Approaching Communication
,
Intimacy Directors and Coordinators Pittsburgh, PA
2020
What is an Intimacy Coordinator?
,
Intimacy Directors and Coordinators Pittsburgh, PA
2020
Talking about the body; Using Language to Affirm and Empower
,
Intimacy Directors and Coordinators Pittsburgh, PA
2020
Intimacy and COVID-19
,
Intimacy Directors and Coordinators Pittsburgh, PA
2020
Acting Intimacy Essentials
,
Theatrical Intimacy Education, Pittsburgh, PA
2020
Intimacy Informed Advocacy
,
Theatrical Intimacy Education, Pittsburgh, PA
2020
Applied Intimacy
,
Intimacy Directors International, Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH
2019
Introduction to Intimacy Education
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Theatrical Intimacy Educators, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
2019
Introduction to Intimacy
,
Intimacy Directors International, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

RELEVANT SKILLS

Costume and Dress History
African American Theatre History
Stage Makeup Design
Wig Design
Costume and Dress History
Mask Design and Construction
Fabric Dyeing and Painting
Millinery

LANGUAGES

French
proficient speaking, reading, and writing
Spanish
proficient speaking, reading, and writing

AWARDS, HONORS, & DISTINCTIONS

2019
University of Pittsburgh Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum
2019
THEA 1483: Directed Project-Performance
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Intimate Apparel
2019
THEA 1483: Directed Project-Performance
,
Flyin’ West
2019
University of Pittsburgh Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum

EMPLOYMENT