Kym R Longhi

Kym Longhi: has cultivated her artistic vision as an actor, mime, writer, director, teacher and artist in residence for nearly 3 decades. Her performing and directing experience encompasses classical speaking theater, experimental theater, mime and dance. Her mime training includes intensive study with Marcel Marceau. She is an associate artist with the internationally recognized Margolis Brown ADAPTORS (MBA). As a core member of the performing ensemble since 1993, she collaborated in the creation of many of their original works including: Vanishing Point, Vidpires!, Starry Messenger at Children’s Theatre Company, Sleepwalkers as part of the O’Shaughnessy’s “Women of Substance” series, American Safari and The Human Show. Other performance training and experience encompasses classical speaking theater, dance and mime. She has toured nationally and internationally as a performer and teacher, including Spain, Singapore, Japan and two extended tours in Australia. Kym has also worked as a performer/collaborator with Off Leash Area, Skewed Visions and Flaneur Productions. She served as director of education and outreach for MBA for four years, developing and overseeing numerous arts learning projects and community partnerships: Children’s Theater Company, Elliot Park NRP, The Weisman and Downtown Open School. She has taught for the Walker Art Center, Upstream Arts, Park Square Theatre, Circus Juventas, numerous schools throughout the Twin Cities. She is the first certified Margolis Method instructor in the United States and is registered with Yoga Alliance as an RYT 200.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

Curriculum Vitae

Specialties

  • "Margolis Method," a dynamic physical approach to actor training - Certified Instructor
  • Mime - Performer, Teacher, Director
  • Yoga, RYT 200
Courses Taught
  • TH 4380 - Creative Collaboration "Club Valhalla"
  • TH 3330 - Physical Approaches to Acting
  • DNCE 1331 - Yoga
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • "It Is She Who I See" with Interference Arts: served as "Project Midwife" and collaborator: Direction, Video Design and Dramaturgy , 2012
  • Associate Artist with Margolis Brown ADAPTORS: Collaboratively creating and performing in original multimedia theater productions , 1993 - 2007
  • "Herocycle" - Director/writer: new aerial musical investigating the life of Evel Kneivel through the lens of Joseph Campbell's herocycle , 2008 - present
Awards
  • Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, 2012
  • Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist Assistance Fellowship Grant, 2000