Kim Kilpatrick

Kim tells all types of stories from folktales to epic material, from historical stories to literary pieces. Kim is most recognized for her autobiographical works. Kim has over ten years experience as a storyteller and has performed regularly on the NAC fourth Stage since 2004, as well as at storytelling festivals in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Saint Mary's. She is a MASC artist in schools and for seniors and also performs in cafes, pubs, museums, parks, and at story slams.

Curriculum Links

Identify and describe elements of a story and how they relate to each other; clarify and develop own point of view by examining the ideas of others; develop empathy; listen and react to stories and recount personal experiences.


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Residency
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Senior
Seniors
Language
English
French
French Immersion

Flying in the Dark

Residency Performance English

"A character in one of the wonderful books my parents read to me said she was afraid of the dark. Afraid of the dark?  I couldn't understand it. Why would anyone be afraid of the dark?" Thus begins Kim's one-woman show "Flying in the dark". A show about a child, blind since birth, figuring out that she isn't like everyone else. And that she is. Filled with colourful characters: parents, sibling, friends and teasing kids. Filled with senses: hearing, touch, smell and texture. Filled with humour and insight. How does Kim learn to read? Walk to the store? Ride a bike? Meet Kim, hear her Paralympic stories and you’ll realize that Kim is, in most respects, just like everyone else.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
60
Discipline:
Literary Arts
Time and Price:
One hour session $210 + HST
Half day: two 1 hour sessions/three 40 minute sessions  $310 + HST
Full day: three 1 hour sessions/four 45 minute sessions  $410 + HST
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Storytelling sessions

Residency Performance English Seniors

In a humorous, insightful and touching way, Kim’s autobiographical stories describe growing up as a blind person in a sighted world. They examine how she felt learning that she was different from her peers, how she struggled with her feelings about herself and the perceptions of others about her, how she learned to be independent and advocate for herself. They depict the frustrating and lively adventures she has had and still has, every day. In this Olympic and Paralympic year, meet a former paralympian, hear Kim’s paralympic stories, and see her Olympic medals. Through storytelling, Kim enlightens students about the challenges and joys faced by people with disabilities. Students and teachers say that they leave her shows feeling more comfortable with people with disabilities and realizing that Kim is, in most respects, just like everyone else.

Participants:
Seniors
Discipline:
Literary Arts
Time and Price:
One session: 1 Hour $260 + HST
Two sessions: 1 Hour each $300 + HST
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