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The Performers Podcast

Oct 10, 2016

"Kim's Convenience," a play by Ins Choi, debuted at the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival where Ins both directed and acted.

Today it's one of Canada's most successful theatrical works, with productions across Canada and in New York.

The CBC TV show, based on the play, launched in 2016 and has been renewed for a third season. It's launched the careers of several actors and writers.

"Kim’s Convenience" follows in the footsteps of Fringe shows including "Life After," "Da Kink in My Hair," "Machomer," "The Drowsy Chaperone" and others that have gone onto great things.

We talk about the time in his life when Ins gave up a job with security, benefits and a housing allowance, everything that would have set him up for a traditional life, but it wasn’t a job in the Arts which Ins knew he needed to truly enjoy life.


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