kim thompson lives and works as a full time inter-disciplinary artist in the twin cities. Under the immense wisdom of Obie and Bessie award winning actress/playwright Laurie Carlos, kim’s “work on the page” is an investigation of the jazz aesthetic. She is a past recipient of Pangea Theater’s Bridges Grant and Intermedia Arts’ 2006 Naked Stages Grant. kim, along with Annelize Machado, created am for the 2007 Late Night Series at Pillsbury House Theater and has been commissioned to create a new work for the 2008 Late Night Series. She is a recipient of the 2008-09 Jerome Travel Grant (for literature) and will be making her directorial debut this November for May Lee Yang’s Naked Stages show. kim is also an accomplished visual artist with murals and permanent collections in England, Austria, and Lithuania as well as creating murals for local Twin Cities businesses like Pi Bar & Restaurant.
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day one is about what happens when we begin our lives all over again. It is a one-character, four-voice jazz aesthetic performance work that uses text, mixed media, gesture language, movement, and the telling of my "re-beginnings." At the age of 32, as a queer Korean American adoptee, it is the story of my current ongoing search for my birth mother. After finding out on my first return to Korea this past year that her name was and is known by the agency that I was adopted through; even though they always denied knowing a thing about her. Using my own personal experiences, as an adoptee, I intend to expose light on the controversial topic of international adoption and to challenge the mentality that holds that we are merely "poor unfortunate orphans."