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King Kimbit is a literary Hip-Hop artist based on occupied traditionally Algonquin land, interested in telling stories that are authentic to her experiences and identities. Her poetic work details the realities of her upbringing as the daughter of Vietnamese refugees, the truths of her social vantage point as a young racialized womxn-presenting person, and her stance on social issues regarding racism, de/colonization, and gender inequality. King Kimbit is passionate about empowering and encouraging youth, community care, and sharing love and light far and wide through writing, reciting, and the abolition of punitive, carceral institutions.   

Since being crowned Urban Legends Poetry Slam Champion in 2012, King has been sharing love and light through her poetry and music across Canada, the US, and Jamaica, where she worked in part on her debut album of poetry and musical arrangements entitled "Life Lessons Poetically". In recent years, King has been commissioned by the Department of Justice and Minister for Women and Gender Equality of Canada to share her poetry at nationwide events for federal workers. 


King has coordinated Youth Speak! writing and performance workshops for teens and is also 1/3 of the founding force behind Cap City Cyphers, a space for rappers across the city to unite and celebrate love and unity through Hip-Hop. King is currently a writer and vocalist for Speaking Vibrations, an interdisciplinary performance group with tap dancer Carmelle Cachero, ASL poet Jo-Anne Bryan, and contemporary dancer Jordan Samonas.

 Life Lessons Poetically

Speaking Vibrations - GCTC 2021-22 Season

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The Great Canadian Theatre Company, 1233 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON

created by Jo-Anne Bryan, Carmelle Cachero, King Kimbit & Jordan Samonas Speaking Vibrations is the next evolution of theatre: an immersive, inclusive and multi-sensory experience in ASL song/poetry, music, rhythm tap & dance. Sound, song and story are experienced visually through projected graphics and dynamic captions, as well as tactically through feeling and vibration; in-person audiences will get to wear and hold vibrotactile stimuli (vibrating vests, seats, belts & pillows) during the performance while audiences at home experience the show with remote technology.

a single sign told a story she lifts her hand. sound moved through her and within me she signs my sensations. my fears and dreams fell out in her rhythm something stirs in me what happens when I come into contact with a body in all its forms? when I see in my feet, hear in my hands and speak in vibrations?

Show Times Tuesday - Friday 8pm

Saturday 4pm

Sunday 2pm

Photo Credits

Photo of Jo-Anne Bryan by Stéphanie Houle

Image Description: A geometric cut out of a photo of Jo-Anne Bryan, a woman with dark short cropped hair and a black dress, is photographed making an ASL gesture. Her right hand held away from her with palm facing her, her left reaches towards it. Want to see this show?


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