Kim Yaged

Kim Yaged

I'm an award-winning writer with a background in theater, television and film. My hilarious one-woman tour de force "Hypocrites & Strippers" was nominated for a Best Actress Artsie. An excerpt is included in "The Best Women's Monologues for the 21st Century". The animated shorts inspired by "Hypocrites & Strippers" are traveling the globe, including stops in Rio,...
I'm an award-winning writer with a background in theater, television and film. My hilarious one-woman tour de force "Hypocrites & Strippers" was nominated for a Best Actress Artsie. An excerpt is included in "The Best Women's Monologues for the 21st Century". The animated shorts inspired by "Hypocrites & Strippers" are traveling the globe, including stops in Rio, Melbourne, London, New York, Taiwan, and Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation. I received the Kennedy Center’s Meritorious Achievement Award for my play "America". "America" also won the Audience Award at the Downtown Urban Theater Festival in New York and was part of House Special at ODC Theater in San Francisco. My chamber opera "www.love" was showcased by the New York City Opera and performed at the University of Michigan, where it was honored with four Ann Arbor News "Best of" Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Production. My work has been published by Random House, Applause, and Ballantine Books, among others.

Plays

  • Hypocrites & Strippers
    HYPOCRITES & STRIPPERS is a hilarious one-woman tour de force about strippers, identity politics, thongs, lesbians, feminism, and 8-inch stilettos--with lots of soul searching and a touch of air guitar sprinkled in.
  • The Suicide Blog
    THE SUICIDE BLOG, a psychological thriller about life – and ending it, introduces us to Amina Khan, a naturalized US citizen of Pakistani descent. Amina has a strong cult following on her blog, where she posts incendiary political opinions and discusses her plan to commit suicide before her terminal illness ends her life for her. When Amina’s mysteriously abducted, she begins to suspect she’s a victim of...
    THE SUICIDE BLOG, a psychological thriller about life – and ending it, introduces us to Amina Khan, a naturalized US citizen of Pakistani descent. Amina has a strong cult following on her blog, where she posts incendiary political opinions and discusses her plan to commit suicide before her terminal illness ends her life for her. When Amina’s mysteriously abducted, she begins to suspect she’s a victim of extraordinary rendition, but her reality may be even worse than her worst nightmare.
  • America
    AMERICA is a theater/dance hybrid that explores ethnicity, race, religion, and culture in the United States. Sound collage, music and movement complement the text as it undresses stereotypes and prejudices, creating a provocative social commentary that challenges us to examine our belief systems.
  • The Vast Mystery of Who You Are
    An irreverent, hard-hitting exploration of love, via sex parties and philosophical sparring about the nature of relationships, and death, via the sudden passing of a family friend. THE VAST MYSTERY OF WHO YOU ARE might be considered a sexual romp because of its humor and boldness, but it's also poignant and daring, unafraid to confront provocative issues while not always coming down on the politically...
    An irreverent, hard-hitting exploration of love, via sex parties and philosophical sparring about the nature of relationships, and death, via the sudden passing of a family friend. THE VAST MYSTERY OF WHO YOU ARE might be considered a sexual romp because of its humor and boldness, but it's also poignant and daring, unafraid to confront provocative issues while not always coming down on the politically correct side of the conversation.
  • Eterna Sonrisa
    When the NYPD makes a connection between a murder scene and pop art sensation Romy Coto's art, is it a coincidence, an obsessed fan, or something more sinister? ETERNA SONRISA uses multimedia to examine society’s obsession with celebrity, especially through the eyes and experiences of women.
  • Never Said
    A comedy that finds a woman alone in her room musing over her last lover, the lover before that, the guy from last night, and her hand in her pants. Won’t anyone leave her alone? Well, if not...
  • Birth Right
    In the summer of 2014, the government’s decision to bus undocumented immigrants to Murrieta, CA, sparked a series of protests and counter demonstrations that added fire to an already heated immigration debate that’s still simmering. BIRTH RIGHT challenges us to examine our own biases, assumptions and demons. Whose side are you on—really?
  • Mates
    With three bros and a dildo alone in an apartment, there’s no telling what might happen, and that’s exactly what they’re afraid of...
  • vessels
    How would you describe yourself? Poetic or subordinate? Brave or complacent? What if it’s Germany—1944? Are you a bitch or a whore? Is she your lover, friend, sister, acquaintance, colleague, or sin? Lesbians in the Holocaust—Who would you be?