Kimberlea Kressal comes to television following a twenty-year career in New York as a playwright and theatre director. She writes dramas and dramedies about power and privilege, often at the intersections of gender and sexuality. Kimberlea grew up working-class on in Florida (picture guns, gators, and above-ground pools), where her family has worked in domestic service for over a century. Raised by two single mothers who merged their families and a drug-dealing father, she found solace in storytelling. For ten years, she was the Resident Director for the theatre company Wreckio Ensemble. Kimberlea is the writer and librettist of the hit off-Broadway musical “Lesbian Love Octagon.” Now an LA-based writer, director, and producer, she sold her semi-autobiographical queer dramedy “Stealth” to Escape Artists/UCP. Currently, she is developing her limited series “How To Breathe Underwater” with Automatik/MGM-Orion and a family crime drama with Milojo/Condé Nast/ABC Signature. A queer activist and artist, Kimberlea has twice been named one of Go Magazine’s “100 Women We Love.” She is the Founder/Producer of Tisch Represents, a community of NYU Tisch School of the Arts alumni elevating underrepresented voices in television and film. She is the co-host of the podcast “Queer for the Right Reasons: Lesbian Reflections on Bachelor Nation.” Kimberlea received her BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. In high school, Kimberlea received state and national accolades for her pantomime about...wait for it...fetal alcohol syndrome. She is represented by Manage-Ment and Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

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