Kimille Howard is a New York based director, writer, and filmmaker. She is currently a NYTW 2050 Directing Fellow, a Jonathan Alper Directing Fellow at Manhattan Theatre Club, and a resident director at The Flea Theater. She is also an Assistant Stage Director at the Metropolitan Opera where she recently worked on the new James Robinson production of Porgy and Bess. Kimille recently directed A Light Staggering by Jeesun Choi at Ensemble Studio Theater and Tidwell: or the Plantation Play by Rodney Witherspoon II in the Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival which was one of six plays in the festival selected to be published by Samuel French. Other recent directing credits include: Low Power by Jon Kern (EST’s Marathon ‘19), BLACK GIRLS ARE FROM OUTER SPACE by Emana Rachelle (National Black Theatre), Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau at TheatreSquared and TRIGGERED by Gabriel Jason Dean (Cherry Lane Theatre). Kimille was awarded Best Director at the 2016 Thespis Festival for It’s All About Lorrie by Joseph Krawczyk at the Hudson Theater and remounted the production for a commercial run at The American Theater of Actors in 2017. Her work has also been seen at The Fire This Time Festival, The Circle in the Square Theatre Circle Series, The Flea, The Lark, JAGFest, NYU, Sea Dog Theater, Atlantic Acting School, and the Producers’ Club among others. Kimille was the assistant director to Des McAnuff on Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations on Broadway. She has worked with Ruben Santiago Hudson, Emily Mann, Stephen Wadsworth, Jessica Stone, Jade King Carroll, Niegel Smith, Lorca Peress, and Melissa Maxwell. She has produced shows at the HERE Arts Center, FIAF, and more.