Kim Katzberg is a New York Innovative Theatre Award-winning writer/performer who has been creating genre-bending theater work since 2010. Her performances are part of a lineage of queer, feminist, experimental theater and comedy.
In 2011, Katzberg’s breakout solo show Penetrating the Space, which she developed as Artist-in-Residence at Dixon Place and presented at HERE, was the life-changing endeavor that gave her a place within the theater world. The New York Times wrote, “Penetrating the Space has a glowing, vulnerable, haunting center.” She debuted her second play, Darkling, at IRT Theater in 2014 as Artist-in-Residence.
Katzberg workshopped her third play Terry: Recovering Pet Detective in Ars Nova’s ANT Fest 2015. It was renamed Strays, premiering in 2016 at The Brick Theater, where she was Artist-In-Residence. Katzberg won the 2016 NYIT Award for “Outstanding Original Short Script.” Strays is included in The Best American Short Plays, 2015-2016, published by Applause Books.
She workshopped her fourth solo play, Dad in a Box, at Dixon Place in 2019, prior to a three-week run at HERE and an encore at Wild Project in January 2020. Katzberg won the 2019 NYIT Award for “Outstanding Solo Performance” and was nominated for “Outstanding Original Short Script” and “Outstanding Innovative Design” for the video pieces in the show.
Katzberg has additionally performed original work at the Bushwick Starr in Catch Performance Series, Dead Darlings at Judson Memorial Church, Showgasm at Ars Nova, The Upstart Program at BAX and in Little Theatre at Dixon Place.
In 2020, Katzberg was a resident artist in the Downtown Brooklyn Rehearsal Residency Initiative. In 2021, Katzberg played a lead role in the Off-Off-Broadway play Repulsing the Monkey. In January 2022, Katzberg had an online reading of Whole K-Hole as part of La MaMa’s Experiments Play Reading Series and in April 2022 presented two workshop performances of the piece as Wild Project's inaugural Artist in Residence.
Katzberg received a BFA in Acting from The Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU and an MFA in Acting from Columbia University.