Kim Marcelino is a Chinese- and Filipino-American comedy writer and director. As an only child raised by four immigrant parents, she never stood a chance at hearing her own voice. This is probably why she writes high-concept dramedies about lost souls just trying to find their place in the world.
She’s a former child actor who hit her SAG eligibility before hitting puberty. A Ph.D. dropout who gave up her chance at employment for life because she got a little too smitten with improv comedy. And a New Yorker in her bones — despite not being born there nor currently living there.
Her screenwriting has placed at the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, ScreenCraft Fellowship, and Austin Film Festival. Her 10-minute play, My Monster, a dark comedy about social anxiety, won the audience award for Best Play at The Short Play Festival at The Players Theatre in New York. She trained in improv and sketch comedy at UCB and the PIT and has spent countless nights playing make believe in basements across New York City.