Kimberly Burke is a 2005-6 Jerome Fellow through The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis. Her plays include minus tide, which was co-produced by The Rude Mechs and Bayou Radio in Austin, Texas; Lacuna, which was produced in The Fusebox Festival at the Blue Theatre as well as the Cohen New Works Festival in Austin, and received an honorable mention at the Bay Area Playwrights Festival; and Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, which was produced at The Old American Can Factory in Brooklyn, New York. Other works have been developed and performed in Alaska, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. She has received commissions from The Guthrie Theater, The History Center, and Emigrant Theatre (Minnesota), Austin Scriptworks and the City of Austin (Texas), and Converse College (South Carolina).
Ms. Burke has served as Playwright in Residence with New York Stage and Film, and was Core Member of Austin Scriptworks for several years. In May 2005, she received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin playwriting program.