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Kimberly E. Douglas

By Wes Calkin

KIMBERLY E. DOUGLAS (she/her/hers), Managing Director at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, has 20+ years of experience in event production management, program development, strategic partnerships, arts education, and the performing arts. Graduating from Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Kimberly then continued her studies at Howard University College of Fine Arts graduating with a B.A. in Music Business minor in Jazz Voice.  

Kimberly served as the Managing Artistic Director for THEARC Theater, a program of Building Bridges Across the River. For 15 years she led the theater operations for a 365-seat theater and a Black Box, led the development and fundraising for theater initiatives such as facilities & buildings enhancements and upgrades, curated seasonal programming on THEARC Theater stage and Black Box, and expanded relationships and funding for the iCAN Technical Theater internship. Through her leadership, THEARC Theater is widely recognized as a cultural staple for artists, arts organizations, and community East of the River. Kimberly served as a board member for Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company from April 2021 – March 2023 after establishing a long-standing partnership as Woolly Mammoth’s Core Connectivity partner. 

Kimberly launched her company KD ARTS Consulting in March 2022, providing program curation and production services, talent & operations management, and arts administration. Through KD ARTS Consulting, she worked with organizations like Demaskus Theatre Collective in residency at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center and The Musicianship’s 2023 Wammie Awards. Currently, Kimberly is co-chair of the D.C. Co-lab Equity & Justice Committee advocating for arts education. She was born and raised in D.C. and presently resides in Upper Marlboro, MD.