Reclaiming Vietnam

Reclaiming Vietnam
by Kim Chinh
New York City
Solo Performance
60 Minutes
EXIT Stage Left, 156 Eddy St, SF
TICKETS: $10 ($12.99 online)
FRI SEPT 8 8:30 PM Reclaiming Vietnam
SUN SEPT 10 5:30 PM Reclaiming Vietnam
SAT SEPT 16 6:00 PM Reclaiming Vietnam
SUN SEPT 17 7:00 PM Reclaiming Vietnam

Growing up in a bi-racial home with a white mother and a Vietnamese father, Kim spent years wishing away her father’s less-than-desirable immigrant status and skin color and all the painful family secrets she inherited. Determined to face her demons, she joins a volunteer organization in Vietnam. As she begins to discover the beauty of her roots, she decides to confront the trauma of her past and put its secrets behind her forever.
Kim Chinh (Writer/performer) got her start at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas. She has appeared in several short films including The Face by Elizabeth Browning, L to Canarsie, and See Something Say Something both written and directed by Alice Cox. She also starred in Elizabeth Rose, for which she received a nomination for Best Actress in the Annual 72 Hour Film Shootout sponsored by Asian Cinevision and MTV. On stage, she played the part of Maggie in The Chinese Restaurant Syndrome at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia and the part of Lia in Big Flower Eater, working with Direct Arts founder and playwright Victoria Linchong. She has worked with the prolific playwright Cesi Davidson, and participated in New York’s Summerstage in SPEAK starring Marla Mase and the Tomas Doncker band. She studies with Elizabeth Browning and is learning improv comedy at the Magnet Theatre. Her solo show, Reclaiming Vietnam earned four stars at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has been seen at several New York City colleges. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her two cats, Ernie and Zoe.
Elizabeth Browning (Director) has worked in the entertainment industry for more than 26 years as Artistic Director of the Elizabeth Browning Studio in NYC and President of Joy Light Productions. Featured in The Actor's Guide To Qualified Acting Coaches: New York, Ms. Browning coaches professional actors on Broadway, in film, and television and has been key in the development of a number of ground breaking new theater and film projects. Directing credits include Unrehearsed Truths; Our Lives Since 9/11 (Public Theater), Quarter to Three (Laurie Beechman Theater), Suddenly Cop Wife (45th Street Theater & PGT), Lipstick and Camouflage (National Tour), I Need A Guy Who Blinks (Double Helix Theater Festival, Paradise Theater and Stampede Theater Festival), Because We Want To (TBG Mainstage Theater), and Moonprints (Laurie Beechman Theater). Ms. Browning was also delighted to collaborate in the development of the Innovative New York Theater Award Winner Size Ate and A Brief Night Out by Marla Mase. Ms. Browning's short film, The Face, has been touring film festivals from Los Angeles to the Big Apple Film Festival, and was awarded Best Picture Family Short.