I first heard about Actor/Writer/Producer (storyteller) Kimberly Dilts and her work when I stumbled upon a Film Specific interview with Kim and her husband about the Tugg tour for their film Angel’s Perch. We later connected on Twitter and struck up a fast (remote) friendship.
This interview gets personal — and quickly. Kim and I both open up about the struggles that sometimes come with creating, and/or being a creative. The physical toil. The mental. The spiritual. There is talk of only being able to move a toe while in the midst of a production (you’ll have to listen to find out whose toe).
Other topics we strike at in the conversation include:
- The Vulnerability Wave
- The difference between bootstrapping a project in your 30s, versus your 20s
- How Kim fell into theatre, as a means of finding her tribe and following her broad curiosity
- Turning to independent work as a result of frustration with the gatekeeper culture
- Telling yourself yes
- Learning through pain and running towards fear
- And, appropriately, given the title of the episode — laughter as a means of coping with the world