Ki Gottberg is a Seattle native. New City Theater has been her recurrent artistic home since 1983 as an actor and as playwright. Her plays Hunger, Stript and Big Boss or the Inner Life of Everything all began life here. Work staged more recently in Seattle other places include The Compendium of Nastiness 2005-6 performed in her own Womb Theater, a commissioned adaptation and direction of Ubu Roi at the Empty Space Theater in 2004 and an operetta, Mirabelle, a Breeze, commissioned by the Seattle International Children's Festival in 2003. She is a recipient of numerous awards and grants for playwriting including a 25 grand NEA/TCG Playwriting Fellowship with New City Theater. She has acted in many Seattle theaters, and is a professor at Seattle University in Fine Arts, where she teaches acting, playwriting, and directs student productions. She is a graduate of the U of W Professional Actor Training Program.