Kim Parkhill – At Home Here in Nova Scotia

Occupation: Actor / theatre maker

Place of Birth: Chipman, New Brunswick

Currently Resides: Halifax, NS

Where’s your favourite place in Nova Scotia to grab a coffee?

I love so many! I go for locally-owned places though. The Other Bean and Chebucto Coffee see me a couple of times a week.

Where’s your favourite place in Nova Scotia to grab a pint?

The Bus Stop Theatre, after the show.

Where’s your favourite place to shop in Nova Scotia?

I don’t like shopping! It’s true! But, food shopping is a pleasure and I loved our old Brewery market the most. I still get my Hali-happy on at the Seaport Market.

Where in Nova Scotia would we stand to see your favourite view?

cabot trailThere are three standouts:The North Mountain Look-off in the Annapolis Valley, the Cabot Trail, almost anywhere. I go counter-clockwise and love the drop into the Bras d’Or region and the coastline view in the direction of Cheticamp from the Skyline Trail. Africville Park, Halifax, looking up at the MacKay Bridge, at twilight, when the sunset colours the water and the lights are sparkling in Dartmouth. Or in the fog when the bridgespan disappears into nothingness - magical.

Name 3 things we’ve gotta do when we visit  Nova Scotia:

1. Get thee to a beach - any time of year.

2. Hike! So many amazing trails to explore.

3. Check out quiet gems in the arts scene - bands in bars, theatre in small venues, dance performances by local artists, grassroots community festivals and street level artgalleries.

What makes Nova Scotia such a special place on earth for you?

The connection from earth to sea to sky you feel here perched on the edge of Canada. The proximity of family. The diversity in local food sources. The feistiness of the indie arts scene. Communities that can still leave their doors unlocked. Roots in tradition and branches towards the future.

 

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SABS Note of Noteworthiness:

Kim Parkhill is a Halifax-based theatre artist and film actor. She grew up in New Brunswick, traveled extensively, lived in the USA for several years and eventually settled in Nova Scotia. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing from UNB, an MBA from Saint Mary’s University and worked in acute care and program management in health care before pursuing a career in the arts. She initially trained with Neptune Theatre’s Pre-Professional Training Company followed by intensives with Actors’ Boot Camp (Peggy Redmond, Halifax), IUGTE (Sergei Ostrenko, Latvia) and SITI Company (Anne Bogart, New York) as well as numerous workshops in film and theatre. She is a former Associate Director and current core DaPoPo Theatre A Good Deathartist with DaPoPo Theatre in Halifax. She is the author of the play Warp & Weft, co-created with Lizon Richard, and the one-woman show Phaedra’s Bed, both of which premiered at the Atlantic Fringe Festival. She was a contributing writer to and creator of The Skit Hits the Fan (The SkitWits); Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Madman, Apocalypse 2006/2009, The Halifax Hearings, Four Actors in Search of a Nation (remount); Making It, The Poor House and Café DaPoPo (DaPoPo Theatre); Which Way You Goin’ (Neptune Theatre School PPTP); Paperdolls & Razorblades (SITI Summer Company) and was a member of the creation ensemble for Secrets of the Actor (IUGTE Performance Co.). Her monologue “Maggie’s Musings” was published by Random House in Rattling the Stage (2012). Selected theatre performance: JULIUS CAESAR, ROSSUM’S UNIVERSAL ROBOTS, THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING AT A MADMAN, APOCALYPSE, BIOGRAPHY, FOUR ACTORS IN SEARCH OF A NATION, THE HALIFAX HEARINGS, Making It, The Poor House (DaPoPo Theatre); Tribe of One (Doppler Effect); Litmus Road (Us vs. Them); Stop Kiss (Open Concept); Liars, A Bump in the Night (Neptune Theatre Touring Co.), Good Night Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet (Metamorphic). Select film/TV: FOCUS GROUP THERAPY (Michael Melski),THERE ARE MONSTERS (Jay Dahl) THE SUNNY DAYE SHOW (Kirstin Howell/Hal Tatlidil), HAVEN, BIG DRIVER, SEX & VIOLENCE.

Coming up: Playing a police officer on the feature UNDONE and the premiere of her full-length play script A Good Death at Neptune’s Scotiabank Studio Theatre. 

 

Want to learn more about the premiere of A Good Death? Click here.

 

 

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