Hailing from Minnesota, Kim Schultz is a Chicago actress (AEA, SAG/AFTRA), writer and teacher recently relocated from New York City, who likes to spend time in Mexico.
Kim's memoir THREE DAYS IN DAMASCUS (Palewell Press, 2016) is now for sale on Amazon or Palewell Press.
THREE DAYS IN DAMASCUS is the story of an American woman and an Iraqi man, of an epic journey to safety. It’s a story of culture, devastation, redemption and hope…a story that isn’t supposed to be a love story. www.3daysindamascus.com
Regionally, she performed at such nationally recognized theatres as The Goodman Theatre, The Guthrie Theatre, The John F. Kennedy Center, Lookingglass Theatre, Silk Road Rising, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Mixed Blood and 10,000 Things. New York credits include: The Zipper Theatre, 3LD, Wild Project, Genesis Rep, Oberon Theatre, Hamptons Shakespeare Festival, and The Themantics Group. Kim has also worked on the Disney Wonder Cruiseship and The Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis and has performed in an HBO Comedy Showcase in LA, the Chicago Improv Festival, as well as produced and acted in a regionally televised comedy improv show called "Comedy Hotel."
In 2008, Kim wrote and performed a critically acclaimed autobiographical solo show performed off-Broadway called, The F Trip, directed by Jay Aubrey. And after traveling to Jordan, Lebanon and Syria in the fall of 2009, Kim was commissioned by Intersections International to write a new play to draw attention to the Iraqi refugee crisis. No Place Called Home, directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde, is the result. After an off-Broadway run in NYC in the fall of 2010, the play is now touring nationally, with a most recent exhilarating performance at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as part of World Refugee Day with UNHCR.
Kim is a published author, not only publishing THREE DAYS IN DAMASCUS, but she also published a small journal-style book about her experience in the Middle East called “Story Diary”, with The Veterans Book Project,. Kim is also a category prize winner for a short story on Fieldreport.com, a NYC Moth storytelling champion for a story she wrote and performed about falling in love with a conman and has been published on humorpress.com, FutureTakes, Common Language Project and PolicyMic with articles about the Iraqi refugee crisis.
Kim occasionally lives in Akumal, MX, working as the Residency Director for the AKUMAL INTERNATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY.
She also works in commercial and film.
TV: (RECENT): ONION, Chicago Fire, Guest star, Episode 303, Wow Me, NBC
STAGE:(RECENT): A Christmas Carol at The Goodman Theatre, Chicago
Kim is the founder of Kim Schultz Improv, a Chicago-based improv school. She teaches 4 levels of weekly classes for actors and non-actors alike, as well as goes into companies and organizations to help them function, work and play better through improvisation.
Kim splits her time between Chicago, Akumal, Mexico, and still sometimes...NYC.