Kim Martin-Cotten

Lecturer in Acting

Kim Martin-Cotten is an actor, theatre director, and producer. Her recent work as an actor includes “Beatrice” in Much Ado About Nothing (Utah Shakespeare Festival), the premiere of Not What Happened (BAM Next Wave Festival); “Portia” in Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino (Broadway), the National Tour of August Osage County, Time and The Conways (Old Globe); Moon for the Misbegotten (Pearl Theatre — Drama Desk Nomination); King Lear with Stacy Keach (Goodman Theatre); and the premiere of Naomi Izuka’s Ghostwritten. Kim is one of the artistic producers of Hang A Tale in NYC. Known for it’s work on classics and modern classics, Hang A Tale’s recent production of The Little Prince (which Kim directed) earned them an Off-Broadway Theatre Alliance Nomination. Other directing credits include productions of The Dumbwaiter, Death of a Salesman, Cabaret, Proof, and Taming of the Shrew, as well as serving as project assistant to Anna Deveare Smith in her initial production of House Arrest; First Edition at Arena Stage. Kim also has a range of teaching and coaching experience, with a particular focus on Shakespeare. She was one of the creators of an educational outreach program for Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, teaching and directing inner-city high school students. She has been a guest teacher at a number of universities and theatre educational programs, including Yale School of Drama. Kim received her MFA in Acting from University of Missouri-Kansas City, and an MFA in Classical Acting from the Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University in association with The Shakespeare Theatre Company. More information about her company can be found at