Kim Saunders

Playwright Lyricist Librettist

The original musical Newton's Cradle, written by Kim Saunders (Book & Additional Lyrics) and her son Heath Saunders (Music & Lyrics), won “Best Musical,” "Best Lyrics" and four other best-of-festival awards as a Next Link production at the 2016 New York Musical Festival. Newton's Cradle is currently under option by Catherine Adler Productions. Kim & Heath's second full-length musical, "Based On A True Story," is under development. Kim has been a storyteller throughout her life. As a music and theater professional, she has been a music director, vocal and instrumental arranger, vocal coach and accompanist for community theaters, churches, and university groups. As a technologist, she has provided digital storytelling through software, marketing, social media, and application development, both with her own consulting firm as well as over 20 years with Microsoft Corporation. She currently works as a leadership development consultant and professional speaker in NYC and Seattle. Kim holds a B.A. in English and Music from the University of Virginia.