Artist-in-Residence Kimiko Broder has been a creator of theatre education programs for 24 years. She currently works in secondary schools and community organizations using Liberation Arts and Aesthetics of the Oppressed techniques. Prior to completing her M.A. at USC in Applied Theatre Arts, Kimiko trained with Aesthetics of the Oppressed founder Augusto Boal, and also at CTO-Rio in Brazil. She is a teaching artist with Dancing ClassroomsLA, artworxLA, The Music Center’s Arts Partnership, and Changing Ways.
Kimiko is an actress in the TeAda Ensemble dealing with Social Justice Programming, has served as Associate Producer for Hungry Woman and Trio Los Machos, written by Josephina López, at Casa 0101 Theatre, and was musical choreographer for the South Pasadena Unified School District. She has also worked for the Community Arts Theatre Project, utilizing Aesthetics of the Oppressed for Cal Arts Institute at Plaza de La Raza, and served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. Kimiko is an arts activist and a proud mother of two teens.