Kit Wilder

Plays at City Lights: The Three Musketeers (2009); Truce: A Christmas Wish from the Great War (2014, written with Jeffrey Bracco); Frankenstein (2017).

Kit holds a degree from Santa Clara University, has studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company, served as Associate Artistic Director of City Lights Theater Company for ten years, and currently serves as Grant Writer for the company. His work as an actor, director, and fight director runs the gamut from Shakespeare and the classics to contemporary drama, musical theatre, and opera, and has been seen at City Lights, Bus Barn Stage Company, Hillbarn Theatre, the New Conservatory Theatre Center, San Jose Stage Company, TheatreWorks, Foothill Music Theatre, Broadway By the Bay, Woodminster Summer Musicals, California Theatre Center, Meadow Brook Theatre, the Grand Canyon Shakespeare Festival, Opera San Jose, Jewel Theatre, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz, among others. Kit has also taught master classes in Shakespeare and Stage Combat at many colleges, high schools, and theatre companies throughout the Bay Area and beyond, and he currently teaches Playwriting, Directing, and Stage Combat at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia.

A member of the Dramatists’ Guild of America, he is proud to join the roster of City Lights’ esteemed Associate Playwrights. The world premiere of his new play, Toxic, will be opening the company’s upcoming 23-24 season.

Photo from "Truce: A Christmas Wish from the Great War" (2014)
“Truce: A Christmas Wish from the Great War” (2014). Photo by Richard Mayer