Bouchard named artistic director at Pendragon Theatre

Kimberley Bouchard (Photo provided)

SARANAC LAKE – Kimberley A. Bouchard, professor of theater and dance at SUNY Potsdam and long-time friend, board member and director at Pendragon, has officially stepped into the role of Pendragon Theatre’s artistic director. Karen Lordi-Kirkham, who has served as the executive artistic director since 2013, has been named to a two-year directorship of Dickinson College’s Humanities Program in Norwich, England beginning in July.

Bouchard has taught in the Department of Theatre and Dance at SUNY Potsdam for the past 24 years.

She has directed over 70 productions in professional and educational theatre in the USA, Spain, England and Mexico.

Recent directing credits include “Guys on Ice,” “Marjorie Prime,” “Amadeus,” “Arcadia,” “Red” and “Doubt” for the winter and summer seasons at Pendragon Theatre.

She was recently a faculty member with Colorado State University’s “Semester at Sea” where she worked with students and colleagues from around the world as they voyaged to 10 countries in 100 days.

She is the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Lectureship in American Literature and Culture at the University Rovira Virgili in Tarragona, Spain and was awarded the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at SUNY Potsdam and the regional award in Teaching Excellence from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

In addition to her duties as artistic director, Bouchard is currently directing “Native Gardens,” featuring Fran Yardley, Burdette Parks, Anthony Irizarry and Jacqueline Salvador, opening at Pendragon June 21 and running through July 12. More information can be found at www.pendragontheatre.org.