garrett david kim.


garrett david kim.

▲ the great american novel project

conceived & Directed by Garrett david Kim

Photo: C.S. Lam Photography

Current & upcoming.


Check me out on American Theatre’s website chatting about my journey & the day-to-day hustle working at a theater company!

against the grain

I’m writing for The 52nd Street Project again! This time, for two teens who will be acting together in the Two-on-Two’s program (two teens + two adults, one playwright & one director). I’ve known these two young people for a while, and I’m very excited about writing for them.

You’ll be able to get your free tickets to Against the Grain! Plays that Fight Back! in January 2019.






Garrett David Kim is an interdisciplinary theater-maker and educator based in New York City. 

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Garrett studied acting in high school with First Stage Children's Theater's nationally-recognized pre-professional training program Young Company. After moving to NYC to study performance at Fordham University, he grew more and more interested in new works. Nowadays, Garrett focuses on creating original theatrical pieces.

Some recent projects include: No Man’s Land (Sprout Works Planter’s Series), Kim's Fine Food (Finalist, 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Award), Blood Wedding (director), The Great American Novel Project (deviser/director), and The Buck (playwright). He has developed work with guidance from Daniel Alexander Jones,Will Davis, Pirronne Yousefzedah, and Jackie Sibblies Drury. He's a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

As an educator, he has taught at First Stage Children's Theater in Milwaukee, WI, where he has worked with students on the autism spectrum in their Next Steps program. He's currently the Program Director at The 52nd Street Project, a non-profit community arts organization that creates original theater with youth in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan through collaborations with adult artists.

Garrett graduated from Fordham in May of 2016 summa cum laude with a B.A. in Theater Directing and Playwriting. He was elected to both Alpha Sigma Nu and Phi Beta Kappa.





written by Federico García lorca

Translated by Langston Hughes

Adapted by Melia Bensussen

Directed by Garrett david Kim

Photo: Avery Bart photography



No Man's Land - 13 actors (with doubling)

At work, the new C.E.O. might not be making anything better. And then, on a pedestal, men talk talk talk & they fight fight fight. And then, in the wilderness, a boy goes on a quest to reclaim his soul. No Man’s Land is an epic, mutating exploration of modern masculinity & a meditation on how men might heal.

In development.


The Buck - 5 women, 2 men (with doubling)

It’s almost Thanksgiving in northern Wisconsin, but Jake’s not in the holiday spirit. His family can barely hold it together. His nosy neighbor wants to set him up with some out-of-town turkey. He might be in love with his sister’s boyfriend. Oh, and there’s a deer that thinks it’s the family pet...and it’s been talking to Jake in his dreams. In The Buck, all kinds of wolves stalk the wilderness of small-town America, where you gotta listen to the song in your bones or get eaten alive.

Fordham educational workshop production, read here.


Kim's Fine Food - 2 women, 6 men

Grandson wonders how to be Korean-American. Suddenly, he's on a journey through time & space, and his grandfather brings him back to the family restaurant in Inglewood: a very nice, clean former KKK town in Los Angeles, California. A play about an immigrant family, hungry for the American Dream.

Finalist, Blue Ink Playwriting Award 2017
Big Sky Theater Workshop, July 2016




The Great American Novel Project - 7 actors (with doubling)

It's that age-old question: if you condense 1,221 pages of the most commonly-taught Great American Novels into a one-act play, will you be any closer to understanding your identity as an American?

Fordham educational workshop production


Pilot's Wings - 3 women, 2 men

Meet Pilot: your average teenage boy—well, average except for his autism—who’s looking for a chance to prove himself. A coming-of-age story that uses a different set of tools to explore how everyday people navigate out of their solitude and learn how to fly.

Fordham educational workshop production, read here.



Miss Julie - 2 women, 1 man

Longing for lives outside of the ones they were born into, an aristocratic woman and her servant share a sexually charged night. Violence erupts as they realize that they may be more dependent on their positions in life than they thought. A new adaptation that preserves Strindberg's classic with fresh dialogue for a contemporary audience.