Mary Kimball Outten
b. 1958 St. Louis MO USA
SHAKESPEARE in the GARDEN at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2018 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, directed by Rachel Kelly
Score featuring flute, guitar, toy piano and percussion
2017 THE TEMPEST, directed by Nagle Jackson
Score featuring flute, guitar, and percussion
2013 "All For Your Delight"
a series of scenes from Shakespeare
compiled and directed by Nagle Jackson for Shakespeare in Santa Fe.
As Resident Composer for Shakespeare in Santa Fe, 1989-2003, Mary composed the music for fourteen Shakespearean productions, as well as four fairy tales with libretto and lyrics by Nagel Jackson.
Mary worked with Lois Viscoli (1926-2014) on Ayala's Angel, a two-act musical based on a novel by Anthony Trollope.
As an artist-in-residence for The Santa Fe Opera Outreach Program from 1998-2009, Mary produced many bilingual student operas in the Santa Fe Public Schools.
From 2003-2011, she played the accordion with Trio de los Bailes, a folk trio devoted to playing the traditional dance tunes of Northern New Mexico.
Mary's CD, recorded in 2011, features renaissance and original music, as well as three of her own settings of Shakespearean sonnets. The CD is titled " Songs + Sonnets from the Time of Mary Sidney ".
Mary is a member of the St. Louis Classical Guitar Orchestra. She serves on the board of directors for the organization as head of the Education Committee.
A native of St. Louis, MO, Mary holds a B.A. in Anthropology & Dance from Bennington College, 1982.