THE REFINERY29 + TBS RIOT COMEDY LAB
My pilot about biracial identity, "Half Full," was one of 8 selected by Refinery29 for development with TBS! Variety press release here.
FOLK WANDERING is open! Thrilled to be performing this beautiful play with a remarkably talented group of actors and musicians through March 25! Some generous words on the piece below.
"Blanck lends beauty and nuance to a tough, Dust Bowl-stricken and widowed young mother," Exeunt NYC
"Blanck [stands] out with her vocal performance of 'Burning Bright'...," Theatermania
"Kim Blanck conveys pioneer strength with her tender performance as Kai," Theater Scene
"A breathtakingly ambitious musical...," Time Out NY
More at the Press page.
FOLK WANDERING starts previews on February 23! Book by Jaclyn Backhaus, directed by Andrew Neisler, produced by Pipeline, casting by Telsey + Company. Press release here! Rehearsal photo above by Ashley Garrett Photography.
On Monday, February 26, Kim plays Mimi in a reading of MAN OF GOD by Anna Moench, directed by Jesca Prudencio. Free tickets here!
And now for something completely different, check out AT THE OFFICE MICROWAVE on Comedy Central!
FOLK WANDERING begins rehearsals. Previews start on February 23!
BASIC WITCH makes its big screen debut in the New York Indie Theatre Film Festival! Tickets for the January 31 screening are here.
Shot a silly and wonderful branded content spot for REFINERY29, sponsored by LEGO. Click here to check it out!
The short film BETTY CHANG CAN'T USE CHOPSTICKS, written and directed by Andre Wells, is available to stream here! Enjoy!
Stoked to shoot a hilarious ditty with the great people at Refinery29!
Covering the November 19 show! Click here for more info.
On November 6, Political Subversities returns for a special election show at The Bell House! Remember, THERE'S AN ELECTION TOMORROW.
Just in time for Halloween, Basic Witch premieres on the comedy network JASH across all its platforms! Check it out here on Amazon Prime. It's an honor to collaborate with such a badass company.
Keep Me Posted screens at Filmshop's BREAKTHROUGH SERIES INDUSTRY SHOWCASE! Writer/director Hillary B. Nussbaum is going to be a household name any day now.
Plus: so stoked to sign with the commercial department at DDO ARTISTS AGENCY in Los Angeles!
Interviewed some heavy hitters (Dr. Jane Goodall, Mark Cuban, Kal Penn, Petra Nemcova, Bridget Moynahan, among others) for the 2017 GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL. Just call me Asian Barbara Walters in a T-Shirt.
KEEP ME POSTED is finally here! Check out Episodes 1, 2, and 3 on www.keepmepostedseries.com, or play the reel above for a quick fix!
PARODY MUSIC VIDEO for Global Citizen
Inspired by Selena Gomez's "Bad Liar"
Vocals by Kim too
Workshop reading of CUTE ACTIVIST
By Milo Cramer, directed by Morgan Green
With Jessica Frances Dukes, Gabriel Levey, Ronald Peet, Madeline Wise and Kim Blanck
Wednesday, August 16 @ 7 PM, The Bushwick Starr
Ariel in THE TEMPEST
The Back Room Shakespeare Project returns
Monday, August 7 @ 7:30 PM
A NEW PLAY by Georgia King, Brian Bock and Michael Norton
Directed by Sarah Blush
More info on Broadway World
Women Who Kill
IN THEATERS July 26, VOD August 29
COMMERCIAL FOR THE NFL
Shot in Miami
It was a total blast
Paige Campbell's feature film debut
With Andrew R. Butler, Becca Ballenger, T Thompson, Drae Campbell, and Matthew Lieff Christian
JUST CLOSED: A Midsummer Night's Dream at Tantrum Theater
"As the mischievous Puck, Kim Blanck commands the stage, laughing gleefully while carrying out Oberon's bidding." - Broadway World
"The kaleidoscopic production is multicolored and multicultural, from Bollywood movements to the black-leather punk-rocker attitude of Kim Blanck's saucy Puck." - The Columbus Dispatch
Kim heads (slightly) west to play PUCK in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Ohio's Tantrum Theater!
And MORAL INJURY, a short film by Hal Martin, recently premiered at the 2017 Dustys!
Honored to make three-part harmony with Shaina Taub and Kate Ferber at JOE'S PUB on Friday, April 28.
Kim books and shoots a commercial for ARM & HAMMER!
Filming continues for Kim's self-penned web series, HALF FULL. The above shot is from an episode that takes place in a Chinese class, where Kim's white classmates kick her ass at Mandarin.
The Back Room Shakespeare Project comes to NYC! Kim plays LADY TOBY BELCH in the inaugural BRSP in Brooklyn; come on out for a pint and a shipwreck on Monday, April 24!
Kim joins the workshop of KPOP at Ars Nova, directed by Teddy Bergman.
And check out Kim in a VERY silly sketch for GLOBAL CITIZEN here! Over 30K views on Facebook.
Kim shoots a couple scenes for Courtney Hope Th�rond's web series pilot, BETWEEN US GIRLS. Above image by Courtney.
Kim plays Mai in a closed reading of FLIGHT PATTERNS by Sophia Cannata-Bowman, produced by the talented powerhouse women at To-By-For Productions.
Kim shoots an industrial for AMERICAN EXPRESS!
And principal photography begins for HALF FULL! This new series, written by Kim and directed by brilliant comedian Emma Tattenbaum-Fine, chronicles the awkward joys of the biracial experience.
Behind-the-scenes photos above by Hillary Nussbaum.
Kim participates in a staged reading of an all-female IVANOV. Cast includes Samantha Blinn, Hannah Corrigan, Claire Curtis-Ward, Zoe Goslin, Ellyn Heald, Ariana Karp and Hannah McKechnie.
"Open the Gate," a gorgeous, powerful anthem by THE LOBBYISTS protesting the immigration ban, features Kim as a guest vocalist. Check out the awesome music video below.
Kim joins the workshop of AMBITION, a musical by Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin about three female serial killers lost to history. Cast includes Melissa Mahoney, Lauren Annunziata, Rachel Pegram, Sara Glancy and Danielle Sacks.
Kim books an industrial for AMERICAN EXPRESS!
At Playwrights Realm, Kim participates in a workshop and reading of an as-of-yet UNTITLED CHINESE PLAY by Lauren Yee, directed by Desdemona Chiang.
Kim appears in COLBY, a gorgeous and funny sketch by Emily Tomson. Click here to watch on Vimeo!
Kim joins the Scrap Mettle Arts workshop cast of WICKEDEST WOMAN, a new play by Jessica Bashline about the infamous abortionist Madame Restell in 1800s New York City.
That's a wrap on KEEP ME POSTED! The web series' promo short screens at IndieWorks on January 17, 2017 along with four other short films. Check out the Refinery29 article about the series here!
Kim appears in THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION with the vocal ensemble Ekmeles, directed by Rachel Chavkin. This site-specific performance will be staged in the lobby of The Met Breuer on Tuesday, December 20 at 7:00pm.
Pictured above with Terra Mackintosh, Kim continues shooting Pitch Her Productions' web series KEEP ME POSTED.
Kim joins the awesome people above for a concert of STRIKING 12. Directed by Cara Reichel, the performance takes place at 8:00pm on December 16, 2016 at the Times Center.
And finishing out the year with some Chekhov, Kim joins the all-female cast of IVANOV, directed by Emily Ota. Workshop performance slated for February 2017.
Kim begins shooting KEEP ME POSTED, a web series that offers a biting look at the impact of texting and social media on our closest relationships. Created by Hillary Nussbaum and produced by the unstoppable women at Pitch Her Productions, the series also stars Maya Deshmukh, Terra Mackintosh, and Ronald Kirk (pictured).
Over the course of a week, Kim shoots an INDUSTRIAL in the form of a dozen training modules for the Paris-based company CrossKnowledge.
Kim shoots a tense scene for MORAL INJURY, a psychological drama written and directed by Hal Martin, with actors Victor Sho and Nicholas Santasier.
On November 8, Kim performs with her musical sketch group POLITICAL SUBVERSITIES and many other friends at Littlefield in Brooklyn. We'll stream the election live! (Update: it was a rough night.)
What a thrill to premiere BASIC WITCH on Halloween night to a packed room! Check out the New York Magazine write-up here and the Brokelyn interview here!
Photos by Marcus Middleton
On Halloween night, along with co-creators Annie Tippe, Janna Emig, Claire Rothrock, Ryann Weir and Jessica Frey, Kim will release the comedy web series BASIC WITCH. More info here!
More in film: Kim shoots a fun scene with Preston Martin and Maxwell Eddy for Emily Tomson's short COLBY.
And in commericals: Kim shoots A SPOT for Madwell Agency, plus books an INDUSTRIAL for CrossKnowledge.
Finally, at the amazing Ars Nova, Kim participates in a table read of COWBOY BOB by Molly Beach Murphy and Jeanna Phillips, directed by Annie Tippe.
Kim performs in the Atlantic Theater Company reading of Lauren Yee's hilarious KING OF THE YEES, directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. Cast also includes Francis Jue, Jon Norman Schneider, Orville Mendoza and Tina Chilip.
On location in the night markets of Kowloon, Hong Kong, Kim shoots a SHORT FILM with filmmaker Edith Chong.
Kim books and shoots a commercial for MICROSOFT, directed by Anderson Wright.
With writing partner Matt Gehring, Kim pens A SHORT COMEDY ABOUT STAGE MOMS, to be directed by Mike Spence this fall.
Kim travels to LA. She throws all her stuff in the trunk of her rental and asks her friend to back into spaces for her and eats ACAI BOWLS.
Back in New York, Kim takes part in the table read of THORP, a feature by Walker Hare.
Kim books and shoots a commercial for TANGO, which you can see here!
At Rockwood Music Hall, Kim performs in a concert version of THE NINTH HOUR by Kate Douglas and Shayfer James.
Photo by Shayfer James
Kim takes the McKittrick Hotel's Manderley Bar stage with Kate Douglas and Molly McAdoo for FOLLIES.
Kim hosts the FRESH GROUND PEPPER SPICE EVENT as "Working Mom Spice," alongside Todd Briscoe, Kate Weber and nicHi douglas � girl power!
Forgotten Spice Girls.