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At Kimberly Vaughn Performance Studio (KVPS) classes and one-on-one coaching sessions encompass musical performance audition technique, and monologue and scene character and text analysis and interpretation. Kimberly conducts master classes with industry leaders including: Adam Guettel (The Light in the Piazza, Floyd Collins), Scott Schwartz (Jane Eyre, Golda’s Balcony,) Charles Strouse (Annie, Golden Boy), Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline, or Change, Violet), to name a few, Alaine Alldaffer, Casting Director with Playwrights Horizons (Grey Gardens, I Am My Own Wife, Falsettos), and former Broadway producer Randall Wreghitt (Little Women, Metamorphoses, The Beauty Queen of Lennane). She also coaches privately for stage, film, and cabaret. Her clients work in all venues: Broadway, National Tours, Regional Theater, TV/Film. Kimberly is a graduate of Sheri Sander's Rock The Audition Teacher's Training program.
Kimberly is a former adjunct faculty member of the renowned Circle in the Square Theatre School, a former adjunct professor at Pace University and New York Film Academy and has taught acting and musical theatre classes at the legendary Warren Robertson Acting Studio in New York. She has been a guest teacher at The Network and Actors Connection Additionally, Kimberly offers Master Classes to Musical Theatre Departments around the country. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Theatre from Northwestern University.

As A Director...

Edward J. Moore’s Obie and Drama Desk Award winning play The Sea Horse at The New Theatre of Harvard Square in Cambridge; Ronald G. Paolillo’s play The Lost Boy for Shotgun Productions in New York. Subsequently, in association with The Lost Boy LLC, and Shotgun Productions, she co-produced and directed its world premiere at The Helen Hayes Theatre in Nyack, NY and at The Queens Theatre in the Park. Co-directed Sondheim’s Saturday Night with Ted  Mann at Circle in the Square Theatre School; the world premiere of Mel Weiser's play Cry Tiger at The Phoenix Little Theatre, producer Andrew Goldstein; co-directed the staged reading of the musical play, Evening Star based on the life of Lillian Russell; dramaturg and creative consultant for Candice Guardino's one-woman show S.O.S. “Growing Up Guardin” which garnered rave reviews at The Triad and Laurie Beechman Theatres, and subsequently moved off-Broadway; dramaturg and director of Alan Simon's premiere shows "The Long Way Home", "The Long Way Home - The Road Continues", and was co-writer and Director of Simon’s "A Woman's Touch", all at the Laurie Beechman Theatre; director, creative consultant and performance coach on several solo shows.  Kimberly is founder and director of The Broadway Performance Project, produced by Group Theatre, Too - Justin Boccitto, producer and choreographer. BPP is a mini-conservatory which culminates in two evening performances at venues including The Laurie Beechman Theatre and the prestigious 92 Street Y. 

As A Dramaturg...

Kimberly has worked collaboratively with several authors on the development of their plays and musicals, among them The Lost Boy, by Ronald G. Paolillo, which she also co-produced and directed regionally, Caligula, the Musical, by Eric Svejcar, book writer and lyricist/composer. Caligula was voted audience favorite 2004 NYMT.

As A Producer...

Kimberly served as an Associate Producer of the twice Tony-Award nominated Broadway musical play Marlene starring Sian Phillips. Prior to that, under the banner of Angels of the Arts, she helped develop the Broadway musical Swinging on a Star, from its theatrical success with Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut where it won rave notices, to its nomination for Tony’s Best Musical Award. Other projects include Hauptman at the Cherry Lane Theatre, starring Tony-Award winner Denis O’Hare, and The Cover of Life directed by Pete Masterson, (The Best Little Whore House in Texas) at the American Place Theatre renamed the Laura Pels Theatre. With Maggie Maes, she co-produced Four Women and a Waitress, starring former Oscar nominee Marthe Keller, at The Arc Light Theatre. With Paul Michael, Kimberly co-produced the staged reading of Bill Russell’s revised Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens at The Abingdon Theatre.

As An Actor...

Kimberly made her Broadway debut starring as Constance Wilde in the musical Dear Oscar, followed by star packages including The Member of the Wedding with Ethel Waters, Harvey with Shirley Booth and Tom Poston, Applause with Dorothy Collins and She Loves Me with Julius LaRosa. Other leading roles, commercials, industrials and television appearances followed. More recently, Kimberly performed in Bill Russell’s Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens in New York and as the Judge in Calendar Boys Productions' film, Valley High. Kimberly has trained with Warren Robertson, Uta Hagen, Austin Pendleton, Wynn Handman, and Carol Rosenfeld.

Ms. Vaughn is a member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, The Dramatists Guild, National Alliance of Acting Teachers, The League of Professional Theatre Women (former Board Member), The Broadway League (former member), Entertainment Community Fund (Formerly The Actors Fund), The American Association of University Women, Actors Equity, SAG-AFTRA.
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