( 1955- )
Kim Hines first set foot on the professional stage at the age of twelve when she became a member of the Children's Theatre Company (CTC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She literally grew up there, attending Theatre School and continuing to perform in CTC productions from 1969 to 1973. Hines went to Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and graduated in 1976 with a BA in speech and theatre and visual art.
Kim Hines began her playwriting career in 1981 with Just Remember My Name, a play about women and racism that is frequently used by universities and nonprofit organizations to begin a dialogue on racism.
As an actor, Hines has performed at the Guthrie Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, Out and About, Frank Theatre, Illusion Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota; the Penumbra Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota; and the Southern Theater, and she has been a resident actor at the Playwrights' Center for many years. Her directing credits include work at At the Foot of the Mountain Theater, the Minnesota High School for the Arts, Spirit of the Horse Theatre, Park Square Theater, and Theater in the Round.
Kim Hines is a mentor for the Intermedia Arts Mentor-Extensions Series, a core member of the Playwrights' Center and the Screenwriter's Workshop, both in Minneapolis, and a member of Actor's Equity Association. She lives and works in Minneapolis.
Kim Hines's honesty as a playwright allows her to create characters who are real, complex reflections of the world we live in. She uses her experiences as