Kim Ho is a playwright and screenwriter based in Naarm (Melbourne). Their work explores genre subversion, magic realism and cross-cultural encounter. In 2021 Kim co-wrote an episode of the ABC drama series THE NEWSREADER, which was nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Television Screenplay. Kim’s short film THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE screened at over thirty film festivals worldwide, including the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. They also have a number of television projects in development, including their crime-comedy series MELBOURNE VICE.
Kim won the 2018 Patrick White Award for their play MIRROR’S EDGE. Their satire THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN PLAY premiered at Theatre Works in 2020 and will receive a new production at the Old Fitz in 2022. Their drama BURIED KINGDOM was selected for the 2019 Typhoon Festival in London. Kim is currently under commission for Malthouse Theatre to develop a folk horror play.
For La Mama, Kim co-devised and appeared in the inaugural La Mama Youth Ensemble show, KISS SIGH SHOUT LAUGH CRY DREAM. They also performed in the world premiere of Daniel Keene’s WILD CHERRIES, directed by Beng Oh.