Kim Hines, a Minnesota actor, playwright and director, first set foot on the professional stage as a child when she became a member of Minneapolis' Children's Theatre Company. She literally grew up there attending theatre school and continuing to perform in CTC productions for more than five years. As an actor, she has performed at the majority of theaters in the Twin Cities area including the Tyrone Guthrie Theater. As a playwright, her work has been performed in the Twin Cities as well as Philadelphia, Oakland, Chicago and Washington, D.C. As a director, Hines has worked with many theaters including Theater Mu, Park Square Theater, Illusion Theater, The Great American History Theater, Intermedia Arts, The Minnesota History Center, Cornell University (New York) and Augsburg College (Minnesota). She has been honored with many awards for playwriting including a prestigious 1997 Bush Artist Fellowship Award and numerous grants and fellowships. Hines is an alumni core member of the Playwrights' Center, a member of the Screenwriter's Workshop and a member of Actor's Equity Association. She has a bachelor's degree in speech and theater and visual art from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn.