David Johann Kim
Playwright, Pang Spa
David Johann Kim spent the first half of his career in the theatre, primarily as an actor, originating lead roles in new plays including Han Ong’s REASONS TO LIVE…, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ INNOCENT ERENDIRA, Milton Murayama’s ALL I ASKING FOR IS MY BODY, Larry Yep’s DRAGONWINGS, Alan Cook’s adaptation of John Steinbeck’s EAST OF EDEN, Lynn Manning’s UP FROM THE DOWNS, Jessica Hagedorn’s HOLY FOOD. He performed at theatres on both coasts including:The Public Theatre, NY Theatre Workshop, The Lark, Mabou Mines, Repertorio Espanol, La Mama ETC in NYC and Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Magic Theatre, Asian American Theatre Co. & El Teatro Campesino. As a writer, David co-wrote/collaborated on theatre pieces including A DROP IN THE OCEAN(Mabou Mines NYC), B-FLIGHT by Alice Tuan (Watts Village Theatre), FAIRY TALE OF MY LIFE(Horizon Children’s Theatre- Kennedy Center’s Imagination Celebration) and BLUEBEARD, ST. JOAN & MOTHERGOOSE (Anderson Center for the Arts). He wrote and directed LOSSED, a long form short film distributed worldwide by Ouat Media, Toronto. He directed a lauded production of Jane Anderson’s BABY DANCE at The Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. PANG SPA was developed at Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA, Playwrights Arena, Chalk Rep and The David Henry Hwang Writers Institute. David is a proud member of EST/LA’s Playwrights Unit, Chalk Rep’s Writers Group and The Dramatists Guild. David has an MFA in Theatre from UC San Diego.