Willa Kim Biography ((?)-)

Born in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of Shoon Kwam and Nora Kim; married WilliamPene du Bois (a designer).


Famous Works

  • Red Eye of Love, Provincetown Playhouse, New York City, 1961.
  • Fortuna, Maidman Playhouse, New York City, 1962.
  • The Saving Grace, Writer's Stage Theatre, New York City, 1963.
  • Have I Got a Girl for You!, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1963.
  • Funnyhouse of a Negro, East End Theatre, New York City, 1964.
  • Dynamite Tonight, York Playhouse, New York City, 1964.
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF), Mobile Theatre, New York City, 1964.
  • The Old Glory, American Place Theatre, St. Clement's Church, New York City, 1964.
  • Helen, Bouwerie Lane Theatre, New York City, 1964.
  • The Day the Whores Came Out to Play Tennis and Sing to Me Through Open Windows (double-bill), Players Theatre, New York City, 1965.
  • The Stag King (opera), Santa Fe Opera Company, Santa Fe, NM, 1965.
  • Malcolm, Theatre 1966, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1966.
  • The Office, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 1966.
  • (With Howard Bay) Chu Chem, Locust Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1966.
  • Hail Scrawdyke!, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1966.
  • Scuba Duba, New Theatre, New York City, 1967.
  • The Ceremony of Innocence, American Place Theatre, St. Clement's Church,1967.
  • Promenade, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1969.
  • Papp, American Place Theatre, St. Clement's Church, 1969.
  • Operation Sidewinder, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1970.
  • Sunday Dinner, American Place Theatre, St. Clement's Church, 1970.
  • The Screens, Chelsea Theatre Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn,NY, 1971.
  • Sleep, American Place Theatre, 1972.
  • Lysistrata, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1972.
  • The Chickencoop Chinaman, American Place Theatre, 1972.
  • Jumpers, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C., then Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, both 1974.
  • Goodtime Charley, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1975.
  • The Old Glory, A Trilogy, American Place Theatre, 1976.
  • Dancin', Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1978.
  • The Grinding Machine, American Place Theatre, 1978.
  • Bosoms and Neglect, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1979.
  • Sophisticated Ladies, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1981.
  • Family Devotions, NYSF, Public Theatre, 1981.
  • Lydie Breeze, American Place Theatre, 1982.
  • Chaplin, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Theatre, Los Angeles, 1983.
  • Elizabeth and Essex, York Theatre Company, Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York City, 1984.
  • Song and Dance, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1985.
  • Long Day's Journey into Night, Broadhurst Theatre, 1986.
  • The Front Page, Lincoln Center Theatre, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1986.
  • Legs Diamond, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1989.
  • The Will Rogers Follies, Palace Theatre, 1991.
  • Also costume designer for ballets, Birds of Sorrow, 1962; Gamelan, Lennigrad, U.S.S.R., 1963, U.S., 1965; and Game of Noah, Netherlands, 1965, U.S., 1965. Costume and set designer for ballets, Daphnis et Chloe, Papillon, Scenesfor the Theatre, A Song for Dead Warriors, Shinju, Rodin, Dream Dances; andfor operas, The Magic Flute, Santa Fe Opera Company, Le Rossignol, and Help,Help, the Gobolinks.
  • Dancin', U.S. cities, 1979-83, European cities, 1980-84.
  • Sophisticated Ladies, U.S. cities, 1982.
  • Song and Dance, U.S. cities, 1987.
  • (With Judianna Makovsky), Gardens of Stone, Tri-Star, 1987.
  • "St. Patrick's Day," Esso Repertory Theatre, PBS, 1964.
  • "The Forced Marriage" and "The Beautiful People," Esso Repertory Theatre,PBS, 1965.
  • (And set designer) A Song for Dead Warriors PBS, 1984.
  • Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas (also known as The Sound of Christmas), ABC, 1987.
  • "Long Day's Journey into Night," Showtime on Broadway, Showtime, 1987, American Playhouse, PBS, 1988.
  • Also costume designer for The Tempest, 1981, and Le Rossignol, PBS.

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