Dr. Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon

Board Member
Dr. Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon
Board Member

Dr. Williams-Witherspoon, PhD (Cultural Anthropology), M.A. (Anthropology), MFA (Theater), (Graduate Certificate) Women’s Studies, B.A. (Journalism); is an Associate Professor of Urban Theater and Community Engagement in the Theater Department in the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts in the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts and President of the Faculty Senate at Temple University. An African American Theater scholar, anthropologist, playwright, director and performance poet, Williams-Witherspoon is honored to be a new member of the PlayPenn board.

Professional Memberships

  • Editorial Board. Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts. Daniel Meyer-Dinkgraffe, Editor. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, NE. UK.
  • Fellow. MKA Institute. (Philadelphia.) https://mkainstitute.sharepoint.com/Pages/AboutUs.aspx
  • Reviewer: Journal of Black Studies. Temple University.
  • Member. Black Theatre Network.
  • Member. International Federation of Theatre Research.
  • Executive Board. Diopian Institute for Scholarly Research.
  • Lifetime Member. Diopian Institute for Scholarly Research 2014.

"As a producer of new work I depend on places like PlayPenn that provide playwrights a safe space to take risks and explore their creative process. I applaud PlayPenn and I encourage you to support their efforts in creating the future of the American stage."

-Ed Herendeen, Producing Director, Contemporary American Theater Festival