"The Art of Memory":
A Performance of Poetry and Prose from the Bellevue Literary Review

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 6pm
NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, New York City -- Alumni Hall B
Free and open to the public

The BLR's Off the Page Series brings the poetry and prose published in the Bellevue Literary Review to life through performance by actors from stage and screen. Join us on October 19 at 6pm as we present a performance of work from our fall theme issue, "The Art of Memory."



LILY BALSEN tours nationally in a solo adaptation of The Secret Life of Bees, staged by master director Wynn Handman. NYC theatre credits include plays at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Atlantic Stage 2/Potomac Theatre Project, and HERE Arts Center. Regional credits include Barrington Stage (MA), Theatre J (Washington, D.C.), Alliance Theatre (Atlanta), Olney Theatre (MD) and Walking the Dog Theatre (NY). She has also recorded audio narration for children's books, and enjoys writing and performing original sketch comedy. She attended Middlebury College. 

lily balsen

JINN S. KIM was born in Seoul, South Korea; grew up in Tacoma, WA and graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington in Seattle. Upon completion of his degree, Jinn drove across the country to study Acting and Theater in New York. He studied with James Price and Maggie Flanigan among others. He received a Best Actor award (Wasserman) in his first short film role titled STILL. In 1995, Jinn became a member of the acclaimed LAByrinth Theater Company. In addition to acting, he served as the first official President of the company where he helped lay the foundation for its current growth and success as well as producing three LAByrinth productions: WHERE'S MY MONEY? by John Patrick Shanley, CULTURE BANDIT & DARWAZA by Vanessa Hidary & Ajay Naidu and OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET by Stephen Adly Guirgis. WHERE'S MY MONEY? and OUR LADY continued its run Off-Broadway and CULTURE BANDIT & DARWAZA played at various venues across the country. For Developing Artists Theater Company, he produced REBEL VERSES: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL (2004 - 2006) and BILLY SLEEPYHEAD (2005).

Theater credits include: QUEEN LATINA & THE POWER POSSE VS THE EVILS OF SOCIETY by David Anzuelo; RACE, RELIGION & POLITICS by Stephen Adly Guirgis (co-starring Philip Seymour Hoffman); DREAMING IN TONGUES written by the cast; A WINTER PARTY by John Patrick Shanley; THE FAIRY TALE PROJECT written by Webb Wilcoxen and directed by Jill DeArmon at the Public Theatre; disOriented by Kyung Park for Theater C at Peter Jay Sharp Theater; NYIT Award winning production of RISE AND FALL OF A TEENAGE CYBERQUEEN by Lindsay Joy Murphy directed by Padraic Lillis produced by LABrats Theater Company; LOVENESS by Craig "muMs" Grant; THE OLDEST BOY by Sarah Ruhl at Marin Theatre Company. Film and TV credits include: GRAVESEND, HURRICANE STREETS, OZ, LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, HATE, MATTIE FRESNO & THE HOLOFLUX UNIVERSE, UNDYING and HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA, THREADS, POWER, , RING THE BELL, 11:55 HOLYOKE, FATHER'S DAY, VIOLET (JESSICA JONES), ABOUT RAY. 

Jinn is the Executive Director of Developing Artists (, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for underdog teens to reach their full potential through a practical application of the performing arts.

 Jinn Kim


Watch readings from "Writing & War," part of BLR's Off the Page Series.

Watch "Reading the Body: Live!", from BLR's Off the Page Series 

Pictures from the BLR's 10th Anniversary Celebration.

Read Danielle Ofri's blog about a past BLR reading.

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