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Nic Cha Kim

NIC CHA KIM  (1974 - )

Nationality:    Korean-American
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Nic Cha Kim is a writer, video artist, and cultural activist. His plays have been produced by Lodestone Theatre Ensemble and Company of Angels and received workshop readings from East West Players, Asian American Theatre Company, and Mu Performing Arts. As Artistic Director of Niche.LA Video Art (www.niche.la), Nic's work curating cutting-edge digital and video art has been recognized in Art Forum, Arts District Citizen, LA Times, and the Downtown News. The recipient of numerous distinctions from the City of Los Angeles, he is best known for founding Gallery Row (www.galleryrow.org) and leading the effort to create a gallery district in Downtown Los Angeles.

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below is a list of Nic Cha Kim's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

(Ala) Asians In Los Angeles         Hyperbola         Point         Re:Verse         Rise Up!         Taste Of Home, A         Trans Sans         Trapezoid         Tuba Player, The



(Ala) Asians In Los Angeles

Synopsis:
It's a Mall, it's the Hollywood Sign, it's an alien abduction. . .it's a freeway, it's a revolution. . .this ain't no disco. . .this is a.L.a.

Notes:
written by Daniel Cariaga, Ray Cervantez, Susan High, Emmie Hsu, Nic Cha Kim, Annette Lee, Mari Muki, Ken Narasaki, Henrietta Chico Nofre, Judy Soo Hoo; curated And Assembled by Alice Tuan

1st Produced:
staged reading The Japanese American National Museum    1999

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Genre:
Fantasy / Comedy 2-act play

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Hyperbola

Synopsis:
Lang thinks his wife is gay. Mary thinks her husband cheats. Mary's best friend thinks Lang is handsome. Lang's shrink thinks they're all crazy. It's bad timing to quit smoking when your marriage is failing. Don't worry, we can help you.

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1st Produced:
staged reading    2000

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Genre:
Fantasy / Comedy 2-act play

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Point

Synopsis:
When the lead actress drops out before the final scene is shot, two filmmakers go "on the road" in search of a new ending to their movie. When the world starts to collapse all around them, they find shelter in a runaway, preacher, magician, a four-headed horseman, and a prophet with a stuttering problem. Do they find their ending? Yah, well, sort of. . . if you can call it that.

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1st Produced:
staged reading    2006

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Genre:
Fantasy / Comedy 2-act play

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  4-Headed Horseman, Pinball, Shak, Elijah

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Re:Verse

Synopsis:
a desperate loser resorts to experimental cosmetic surgery to seduce his high school crush at their 10 year reunion.

Notes:
Produced As part of Lodestone Theatre Ensemble's show, Ten To Life.

1st Produced:
GTC Burbank    2009

Company:
Lodestone Theatre Ensemble

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Genre:
fantasy One act

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  2

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Rise Up!

Synopsis:
L.A Views V: April 29, 1992 features 8 short plays set in the 1992 Los Angeles Civil Unrest that followed the exoneration of four LAPD officers involved in the Rodney King beating. The unrest sparked widespread looting, assault, and arson. In all, 53 people died, thousands more were injured, and property damage topped 1 billion dollars. Twenty years later, these plays dig through our City's ashes and offer accounts of a time whose impact on Angelenos is still being assessed. From business owners to looters, newscasters to people trapped in the darkness of it all, a diversity of perspectives shed light on the legacy of 4/29/92.

Notes:
written by Gabriel Rivas Gomez, Jonathan Ceniceroz, Julie Taiwo Oni, Malik Burrogughs, Mayank Keshaviah, Michael Patrick Spillers & Nic Cha Kim

1st Produced:
Company of Angels at The Alexandria, 501 S.Spring St., 3rd Floor., Downtown Los Angeles, CA90013    30 Apr 2012

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Nic Cha Kim

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Genre:
Drama

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Taste Of Home, A

Synopsis:
Korean-American students actualize their identities as college freshman.

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1st Produced:
Berkeley Community Theatre    1996

Company:
Korean Students association

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Trans Sans

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1st Produced:
East West Players, La: Paper Or Plastic    1999

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Trapezoid

Synopsis:
Trapezoid tells the story of a Korean American poet in love hired by a technology think tank to put the "art" in artificial intelligence. When the robot creation falls in love with the human creator, it's man-made versus mankind with sometimes comic and sometimes tragic results.

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1st Produced:
GTC Burbank    2008

Company:
Lodestone Theatre Ensemble

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Genre:
Science Fiction 2-act play

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  Master of Ceremony, Guard

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Tuba Player, The

Synopsis:
Roy struggles with family life as he fights for his right to play tuba for his high school marching band.

Notes:
Presented on December 19, 2008 As part of Korean-American Stories, An oral history workshop by playwright Henry Ong

1st Produced:
KYCC    2008

Company:
Korean American Stories

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Genre:
drama One act

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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