Paintings by Kimbirdlee
NEWS: Kimbirdlee Fadner to Bring Energy, Talent to Leadership in NYC
Kimbirdlee Fadner embraces the opportunity to develop and promote the performing arts on Roosevelt Island as a vibrant and versatile member of our creative community! In addition to her new position as Assistant Executive Director, she is currently the director of MSTDA’s Children’s Musical Theatre program and the Artistic Director of Common Man Musicals, a theatre company dedicated to producing new works at MSTDA and in NYC. As a teaching artist, she also offers private voice, acting and piano lessons and teaches musical theatre throughout NYC, including Queens Theatre. Kimbirdlee is also an accomplished actor and singer and will be playing John Adams in "1776" at MSTDA on March 23-25th! Acting credits include National Asian Artist Project, 59E59, The West End, Sardi's, 54Below, NYU, Marin Shakes, Berkeley Playhouse, ACT-SF and (of course) Common Man Musicals. Kimbirdlee is also the Vocal-Artist-in-Residence for PECB, a Midwest-based Big Band, that tours and performs Summer and Holiday Pops Concerts and 40s Programs. In the visual arts, Kimbirdlee has exhibited her paintins throughout the country. Most recently, she designed an painted the scenery for " The Monkey King: Junior"
“The Monkey King” is coming to Roosevelt Island & Queens Theatre
Jonathan Fadner (Composer) and Kimbirdlee are recipients of a 2018 QCA New Works Grant for "The Monkey King: A New Musical" which was originally commissioned by Kristi Towey as an original MST&DA children’s theatre musical! This summer, "The Monkey King" is being produced by Common Man Musicals, starring Kimbirdlee as The Monkey King.
In keeping with its mission to provide more opportunities to both Asian playwrights and performers, National Asian Artists Project is pleased to present a staged reading of Jonathan and Kimbirdlee Fadner’s “The Monkey King: a Modern Musical.” This exciting piece offers a playful twist on the ancient Chinese folktale by reimagining the title character as a woman and follows her in her journey to save her beloved Monkey Tribe. The reading is directed by NAAP co-founder Steven Eng and features an ensemble cast of 10 performers.
14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Sunday, Aug 12 at 2pm
Photos by Irina Island Images
Kimbirdlee Fadner (NY, NY) is a versatile vocalist known for her beautiful tone and incredible range that's topped off with blazing high notes. As a singing actress with operatic and theatrical technical training, she frequently performs musical theater, classical music and new works by composers and writers in NYC and as a working member and actress of National Asian Artists Project. She is the Executive Director of Common Man Musicals, Assistant Executive Director of Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance.
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