KJ Kim

KJ Kim, Yale School of Drama

KJ Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, she used to study computer science for many years, dreaming of becoming someone like Steve Jobs.

After a life-changing experience, she decided to study abroad and graduated from the University of Evansville with a BA in costume design.

Recently she graduated from Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Romeo and Juliet and Iphigenia Among the Stars. Her Yale Cabaret credits include Cat Club, Dutchman and Small Room at The Top of The Stairs. The New York Times review of Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, which is her debut production at Yale Repertory Theatre, praised her “delicious” costumes.

Before she started to pursue her MFA degree at Yale, she was also a makeup artist. In January 2011, she received the USITT Young Designers and Technicians Award in Makeup Design and placed first in Alcone Company’s Makeup Design Award for Region III. In April 2011, she went to the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, as one of eight national finalists in her field, making it her second year advancing to a national competition.

IPHIGENIA AMONG THE STARS @ Yale School of Drama
 Oct 30 to Nov 3, 2012 Adapted from Euripides by Ben Fainstein
onceived and directed by Jack Tamburri
ostume design by KJ Kim
cenic design by Christopher Ash
rojection design by Michael F Bergmann
omposer and Sound design by Steven Brush
ighting design by Benjamin Ehrenreich
choreographer by Jabari Brisport
Iphigenia Among the Stars, adapted from Euripides by Ben Fainstein. C
onceived and directed by Jack Tamburri. C
ostume design by KJ Kim S
cenic design by Christopher Ash
. Projection design by Michael F Bergmann
. Composing and sound design by Steven Brush
. Lighting design by Benjamin Ehrenreich
. Choreography by Jabari Brisport. Yale School of Drama
, 2012.

 

FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS @ Yale Repertory Theatre Feb 2014 Directed by Rachel Chavkin Costume by KJ Kim Set by Chris Ash Lighting by Bradley King Sound by Chad Raines
Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, directed by Rachel Chavkin. Costume by KJ Kim. Set by Chris Ash. Lighting by Bradley King. Sound by Chad Raines. Yale Repertory Theatre, 2014.

 

FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS @ Yale Repertory Theatre Feb 2014 Directed by Rachel Chavkin Costume by KJ Kim Set by Chris Ash Lighting by Bradley King Sound by Chad Raines
Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, directed by Rachel Chavkin. Costume by KJ Kim. Set by Chris Ash. Lighting by Bradley King. Sound by Chad Raines. Yale Repertory Theatre, 2014.

ROMEO AND JULIET @ Yale School of Drama March 7-9th , 2013 Directed by Cole Lewis
 Costume Design by KJ Kim
Set Design by Reid Thompson
 Lighting Design by Caitlin Smith Rapoport
Sound Design by Sam Ferguson
 Photography by Christopher Ash
Romeo and Juliet, directed by Cole Lewis.
 Costume Design by KJ Kim
. Set Design by Reid Thompson.
 Lighting Design by Caitlin Smith Rapoport. 
Sound Design by Sam Ferguson
. Photography by Christopher Ash. Yale School of Drama , 2013.