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Kim Rubinstein, American theater educator. Early Career Directing fellowship, National Endowment Arts Theatre Communications Group, 1993-1994, Shakespeare American Communities grant, 2005, Theatre Educational Video Project grant, Werth Family Foundation, 2004-2007, Teacher Education Conferences grant, 2006-2007, grant, University of California, San Diego Academic Senate, 2008, Activating Dramatic Text grant, 2009.


Rubinstein, Kim was born on July 29, 1954 in Cleveland. Daughter of Lee Irwin and Suzanne Rubinstein.


Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1977.


Co-artistic director Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Pennsylvania, 1982—1985. Director, education Roundhouse Theatre, Silver Spring, Maryland, 1985—1987. Theatre teacher University Chicago, 1989—1993.

Associate artistic director Northlight Theatre, Evanston, 1993—1994, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, 2003—2007. Theatre professor Northwestern University, 1993—2003, University California San Diego, La Jolla, since 2009.


  • Other Work

    • Director: (plays) Baby With The Bathwater (Helen Hayes award, 1987), Midsummer Night's Dream, Private Lives, Santaland Diaries, The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, The Cocktail Hour, Much Ado About Nothing, The American Plan, Romeo and Juliet, Beckett Shorts, Old Times (10 Best of Year, 1997), Julius Caesar, Love's Labour's Lost (10 Best of Year, 1999), Eloise and Ray, Pan and Boone (After Dark award, 2003), Guys and Dolls. Co-director: Angels in America (Jeff award, 1996).


Member of Theatre Communications Group, Society Stage Directors and Choreographers.


Married Thomas Simpson, October 9, 1983 (divorced April 10, 2005). Children: Isaac Stein Simpson, Isaac Simpson.

Lee Irwin

Suzanne Rubinstein

Thomas Simpson

Isaac Stein Simpson Rubinstein

Isaac Simpson Rubinstein