Jayme Kilburn is the Founding Artistic Director of the Strand Theater Company in Baltimore City. She is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in Dramatic Art and Psychology. Jayme recently completed an interdisciplinary Master's degree in Gender and Performance Studies at NYU and is currently working towards her PhD in Performance and Media Arts at Cornell University. Jayme has won two Best Production Awards for her work in the Baltimore Playwright's Festival. She was named one of Broadwayworld.com's 2006 Up and Comers, Broadwayworld.com's 2007 Best of Baltimore Community Theater for Best Direction, and received recognition for the Strand as one of the "top five theaters in Baltimore 2011" from Baltimore Magazine under her leadership. She has received grant funding from the Baltimore Office of Promotions and the Arts, Maryland State Arts Council, and Artscape. Jayme has directed One for the Road by Harold Pinter, Real Women Have Curves by Josefina Lopez, In The Blood by Suzan Lori-Parks, The Mai by Marina Carr, The Glory of Living by Rebecca Gilman, Anna Bella Eema by Lisa D'Amour and That Pretty Pretty; or, the Rape Play by Sheila Callaghan. Jayme’s play, Ding! Or Bye Bye Dad recently received its world-premiere at the Venus Theatre in Laurel, MD.