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Kimber currently resides in Austin where she is a graduate student in the University of Texas at Austin MFA Playwriting Program. Before returning to school, Kimber worked as a professional actor, theatre administrator, and director. Acting credits include work with A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Festival, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and Indiana Repertory Theatre; and her writing has been published nationally in KoreAm Journal and Audrey Magazine. Her plays have been produced in Seattle, NYC, Aspen, and San Diego. She also served as Associate Director for Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company in San Diego, and recently returned from a summer working as the Literary Resident at Playwrights Horizons in NYC. Her play TOPPER was selected as a winner of the 2009 Theatre Masters National MFA Playwriting Competition.


What does it take to be a fighter? Dani Perez is about to find out. On the run from the oppressive silence of her aunt’s apartment, Dani starts training at the boxing gym where her estranged father once reigned supreme. Day after day she works to learn the sweet science of boxing, and finds that true victory in the ring comes not only through strength and speed, but also through loyalty, hard work, and having the heart to stand and face your own worst fears.