Kimberly Barrante is a playwright/screenwriter based in Los Angeles. Her original screenplay, CELERITAS, was featured on the 2014 Blacklist and Tracking Board's 2014 Hit List. Formerly based in New York City, Kim recently graduated from Tisch in May 2014 with an MFA in Dramatic Writing. While at NYU, she received the 2014 Outstanding Writing for the Screen Award. Kim received her B.A. in Theatre Studies and Creative Writing at Emerson College in 2008, where she received the Rob Parker Award for her play "The Rubik’s Cube." Kim was a member of the Washington Heights' based People’s Theatre Project’s Professional Playwrights Unit for two seasons, where she developed the plays "Man in Boat" and the award-winning "An Alien in Inwood," which was a finalist in the Alliance/Kendeda Playwriting Competition.