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Sign in. Humorist and playwright, Kevin Kling describes his zodiac sign as "Minnesota with Iowa rising," and his accent and parlance could be right off the set of "Fargo". He is a talented writer with the ability to capture the complexities of a moment in just a few words. As he explains it "I have a small command of the English language so I try to make each word a hero. His storytelling started when a friend asked him to perform his stories. Since then he has gone on to be awarded just about every prestigious arts grant and fellowship. Kevin built his reputation in the Twin Cities during the s with his groundbreaking plays "21A" and "Fear and Loving in Minneapolis" and toured a one-man show of "Home and Away" across the US in the early part of the decade.
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Kevin Kling speaks like he's a little kid jumping up and down, giddy with enthusiasm to tell you something. As is the case with most storytellers, the impact of Kling's stories comes as much from how he tells the stories as from the stories themselves. Kling has a unique voice, with a heavy Minnesota accent, and an equally unique way of speaking, one which is both hyper and calm at the same time. He paints pictures in a sublimely detailed way, drawing you backward into his childhood. Kling, who achieved his current success mostly through theatre work in Minneapolis and radio spots on NPR's All Things Considered , builds his stories around an extreme sense of fascination with the world around us. While that doesn't preclude him from drawing on his adult life which he often does , it does make it logical that childhood, when everything seems new, is fertile ground for his art. My mom and dad are in the front seat, my sister in the back, and me in the way back, surrounded by blankets and pillows and wrapping paper and packages and my brother
By kfinkler. In Events. Click for More Info. This weekend brings legendary Minnesota story-teller Kevin Kling to a legendary Minnesota destination to share stories, friendship, and food. Unlimited use of canoes, kayaks, and all the hiking trails right outside your door are included with your stay. Prepare to be entertained and enchanted, to laugh and to cry when playwright, storyteller, and humorist Kevin Kling drops by to tell his tales.