Hank Kimmel is a founding member and Board President of Working Title Playwrights, an Atlanta-based theatre company dedicated to the development of playwrights and new plays. He also serves as the Board President of The Alliance for Jewish Theatre, an international organization aimed at connecting Jewish theatre to the world. Hank is also a long-time member of the Dramatists Guild.
Hank’s plays have been produced all over the world (including one in his neighbor’s garage – permission granted – sort of). A compendium of his short comedies has been produced into full productions (Hank Kimmel Shorts – Jewish Theatre of the South; Welcome to the Neighborhood – CenterStage Theatre, Rochester, NY; and Hank Kimmel Live, Atlanta Jewish Academy). Among his full-lengths, Confessions of a Hit Man was recently selected by the Alliance Theatre for a Reiser developmental grant; Divided Among Themselves, selected as one of the best new plays by the Jewish New Plays Project, was recently showcased through Theatre Ariel (PA) and the Academy Theatre (GA); and A Little Room at the Inn was recently produced by Onionman Productions (GA). Hank also consults as a dramaturg/teacher and through Woodward Academy has developed two high school shows for production (Goodness Gracious and Our Not-So-Perfect Town.)
Hank is a graduate of Brown University, The Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, and the Emory University School of Law. When not trying to resolve conflicts on stage, he resolves them off it, working as a mediator primarily through the Fulton and DeKalb counties courts (GA). Hank is also a certified tennis pro through the United States Professional Tennis Association, and has been the coach for nine junior teams that have won ALTA (Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association) championships. He loves and is beloved by his wife, three children and Golden Retriever, Panda.