I work to invoke a coincident, where a performer and an audience inhabit the same time and space, rather than being separated by the fourth wall or the facade of the performer. I want to bring my work into this context of audacious performative experiences.
Kym is proud self-producing artist and New Yorker. Whether encouraging the audience to throw pies or surprising them with gospel choirs, her artistic approach has centered on creating moments of surprise and delight in her audiences through physical theater, immersive performance experiences and unexpected staging choices. Questioning the underlying assumptions of theatrical convention and working nontraditionally in traditional performance spaces, Kym subverts expected audience-performer dynamics.
She earned her BFA in Drama at NYU in 1997. As artistic-director of Six Characters (1997−2008) the all-silent, postmodern-vaudeville ensemble, she received an OOBR award for Best Ensemble and a glowing New York Times Review who hailed them "a love letter to classic comedy." Since 2009, Kym has trained extensively with SITI Company. She founded Collision Productions to support her exploration into immersive theater devising several physical theater shows and produced Melanie Jones' award-winning ENDURE: A RUN WOMAN SHOW. Collision's shows have enjoyed 2 residencies at Mt Tremper Arts and Stella Adler. In Nov. 2013, Kym premiered her immersive theatrical installation, Plasticland: A Better Place at The 14 St Y Theater which was inspired by the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. She has also read to pigeons at Ann Hamilton's "the event of a thread" at The Armory. Kym's "Medea Blitz" was presented by Dixon Place on March 2015.