Kimberlea Kressal recently relocated to Los Angeles to pursue television writing, following a twenty year career in New York City as a playwright and theatre director. Kimberlea is best known as the book writer and librettist of the stage musical Lesbian Love Octagon which played to sold out houses and rave reviews off-off Broadway and is currently in development as a digital series. For ten years she was the Resident Director for the New York City based theatre company Wreckio Ensemble. As a theatre artist, she has been honored with residencies and grants from Chashama, Horse Trade Theatre Group, This Is Not A Shop, The Indie Theatre Fund, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. In 2009 and 2013 she was named one of Go Magazine’s “100 Women We Love.” After relocating to Los Angeles, Kimberlea received her first opportunity to write for television on the second season of Z The Beginning of Everything. She is the co-Producer of OTHER: a showcase of under-heard voices, which focuses on diverse artists whose voices are underrepresented in the television industry. She recently wrote and directed her first short Until They Arrive (starring Yara Martinez). She is developing her political drama, Scorched Earth, with producer Gavin Polone. She is an arts education and LGBTQ activist who has built her career around elevating the stories of women and LGBTQ people. Kimberlea is represented by Manage-Ment and CAA.