Saturday, March 6, 2010

Next Week's Guest Blogger: Soomi Kim


We would like to thank Mac Rogers for his insightful and heart-felt blogs last week.

Next week's guest blogger will be Soomi Kim.

Soomi Kim is an actor/multidisciplinary artist. She performs with several companies and artists including Ex.p girl, Big Time Action Theater and composer/choreographer Grisha Coleman as as well as creating and producing her own original work. In October 2008 her original play Lee/gendary (based on the life of Bruce Lee- written by Derek Nguyen and directed by Suzi Takahashi) ran for 3 weeks at HERE Arts Center’s mainstage. This production (which Kim created, produced and starred in as Bruce Lee) garnered 6 IT Awards nominations and received the award for 2009 Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding director (Suzi Takahashi) and Outstanding featured actress (Constance Parng). Lee/gendary was also presented at the First National Asian American Theater Festival (FNAATF) held in New York City in 2007. She enjoys the process of collaboration and is interested in work that blurs boundaries, disciplines and genres. Her movement style is a powerful hybrid of dance, martial arts and acrobatics. Currently she is developing a new dance theater piece titled Dictee based on Korean American writer Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's seminal work of poetry. Soomi is also a competitive gymnastics coach and choreographer. She is a Circle in the Square Professional Training program graduate and 2008 Urban Artist Initiative grant recipient. She is currently performing in a fight play ("fightsical") called Last Life (directed by Timothy Haskell of Big Action Theater) at the Ohio Theater. Ex.p girls' Paris Syndrome will premiere at HERE Arts Center June 2010.


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