Open City Acting Studio


Acting and History Professor

Kymberly Harris is a Director and founder of Firsthand Films, LLC. She has directed several plays in Chicago, NYC, and LA. She wrote and directed the award winning short Rose’s Turn (2017) and FAITH (2018), winner of BEST SHORT at New York International Film Festival. Her feature film I HEARD SARAH, is in post production for release in 2020.

A published and produced playwright, several plays written by Kymberly have been produced in NYC and in Chicago. Her play FAITH is the only drama published in the new anthology, Proofread or Die!, featuring works by colleagues and friends of the late David Foster Wallace. She assisted James Ponsoldt and Jason Segel on the film The End of the Tour.
Some stage credits include originating the role of Holly in Eric Simonson’s BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY opposite Tracy Letts, and the workshop of Terrence McNally’s IT’S ONLY A PLAY opposite Thomas Sadoski, Josh Radnor, and Lisa Kudrow.
Harris teaches at The Lee Strasberg Film and Theatre Institute in West Hollywood and select private clients that are working in TV and Film.
Kymberly is a member of AEA, AFTRA, SAG, and the Dramatists Guild. Kymberly holds an MA from Illinois State University in Theatre, and a double MFA from The Actors Studio Drama School at the New School in Acting and Playwriting

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