Leadership

Kyoung H. Park
Kyoung H. Park, Artistic Director

Kyoung H. Park is a North Korean writer and theater-maker, born and raised in Santiago, Chile, currently living in Brooklyn, New York. As Artistic Director of Kyoung’s Pacific Beat, he has written/directed three full-length plays — disOriented, TALA, and PILLOWTALK — and created over 35 community-based, experimental projects including performances for new media. His work centers stories of (im)migration, queerness, identity and the ways these intersect in communities of color; it’s described as “intensely personal” by American Theater Magazine and “very much of this moment” by the New York Times. Read more.

Ishmael Thaahir
Ishmael Thaahir, Associate Artistic Producer

Ishmael Thaahir earned his B.F.A. in Theatre from North Carolina A&T State University and has worked with KPB since 2018. When not working at KPB, he teaches theater and can be found reading, going on walks, and endlessly quoting memes. Ishmael believes art is an invaluable component in community building. He aims to make theatrical arts accessible for children and young adults alike.

Joe Tolbert, Jr.
Joe Tolbert, Jr., Community Engagement Strategist

Joe received his B.S. in Communications from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and completed his M. Div. with a concentration in Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary in the city of New York. As a Cultural Organizer and Consultant, Joe is the founder and lead cultural strategist of Art at the Intersections where he is a sought after facilitator and cultural strategist that works with communities to help them harness the power of art and culture through the building, implementation, and evaluation of cultural strategies. As a writer, he has contributed articles to Alternate ROOTS, Arts Black, and Quiet Lunch, among others. Read more.

Kaila Saunders
Kaila Saunders, Marketing & Development Associate

Kaila Saunders is a Afro wearing (most of the time) Afro Latina. She is a recent graduate of the BFA Acting program at Brooklyn College and believes that theater’s gotta be made, any means necessary. www.kailsaunderactor.com

Management Services

  • Fiscal Management and Bookkeeping services provided by Arts FMS LLC.
  • Fundraising services provided by Benvenuti Arts, with funding provided by A.R.T./New York Relief Fund for NYC Small Theatres.
  • Financial Management services provided by Arts Pool, with funding provided by the New York Community Trust’s Lila Acheson Wallace Fund for the Arts.

Consultants

Legal and Accounting

  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • Davis & Gilpert LLP
  • Gary Eisenkraft CPA