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Alumna Writes First Book

Rose Kim, B.A. theatre and dance, ‘18, has recently published her first book, “25: Before, During and Shortly After,” which is her raw account of turning 25 and the powerful internal compasses we are all equipped with for the journey into maturation. 

The book features 25 achingly honest essays about Kim’s exploration of her own expressions and truths including experiencing heartbreak, finding the balance between your passions and your job, and loving your family in spite of challenges. 

“This book is about telling the truth about how you feel,” said Kim. “Through an intimate, visceral docu-diary experience, I reveal my internal compasses and dig a little deeper.” 

The book was edited by writer, actor and alumna Myah Daniels (B.A. communications with minors in theatre and dance and professional writing, ‘18). 

Kim is a Korean American theatre artist and writer who believes in   paying attention to anti-mainstream currents. She has produced original,   YA-driven POC-centered theatre for over four years. Needing a vehicle for continued performance practice and research but discontented with mainstream U.S. theatre culture, Kim founded Art Rat Theatre in 2019 which is dedicated to decolonizing theatre for a truly diverse, new era audience. Kim believes in Art Rat’s ability to catalyze a greater network of independent, institutionally-marginalized young adult creatives. She works a full-time job that helps ensure all Art Rat artists are paid!

The book is available now (all proceeds go to Art Rat’s 2020-2021 production budget.) 

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