Kimberly Gaughan joined Massasoit Community College as adjunct faculty in 2019. Kimberly is a professional actor, director and teaching artist. She holds an MFA in Acting from the University of South Carolina, where she worked with Robyn Hunt and Steven Pearson, the first generation students of Tadashi Suzuki and Shogo Ohta. Kimberly has trained and acted extensively with Hunt and Pearson’s company, the Pacific Performance Project/East. She received her BA in Theatre from the University of Notre Dame, where she spent five summers training and acting with the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival. Kimberly is a company member of Theatre Nohgaku, an international performance group dedicated to Japanese Noh, and spent the past three summers studying Noh in Japan. With Theatre Nohgaku, she performed in the new English-languge Noh Emily in Tokyo and London. As a performer, she works regularly in the greater Boston area. Recent acting credits include Leah in Trayf (New Repertory Theatre), Judith in Equivocation (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), Nina in The Seagull (Center for Performance Experiment), Sophie in Flight (Pacific Performance Project/East) and Mary Warren in The Crucible (Theatre South Carolina). She was the assistant director on Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Stage2 production of Romeo and Juliet. Currently, she is directing King John for Praxis Stage. Prior to joining the Massasoit community, she served as faculty at the University of Notre Dame and the University of South Carolina and was recently a guest artist at Emerson College.


  • BA, University of Notre Dame
  • MFA, University of South Carolina