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Friday, April 12, 2024

20 questions with Kim Selody

Vancouver theatre artist next directs a production of The House at Pooh Corner

Meet Vancouver writer, director, actor and artistic director for Presentation House Theatre, Kim Selody.

Kim next directs the Carousel Theatre for Young People production of The House at Pooh Corner, produced in association with Presentation House Theatre. In this stage adaptation of A.A. Milne’s classic book, Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends are joined by Christopher Robin for a string of adventures. The House at Pooh Corner plays the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island from February 29 through March 29. Visit for tickets and information.

20 Questions with Kim Selody

1. Your first job.

Working for my dad in his radiator repair shop in Prince George.

2. The job you always wanted as a child?

To be a sculptor.

3. Your pet peeve.


4. Your hero.


5. Your biggest indulgence.


6. One thing no one knows about you.

I spent a summer at Findhorn, Scotland in 1975.

7. Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.

A Ken da mah, a pen that would never run out, and unlimited paper.

8. The one word your best friend would use to describe you.


9. If they made a movie about your life, who would it star?

William Hurt.

10. Hero or villain?


11. Your life’s motto/mantra.

No turning back now.

12. The song getting the most play on your Spotify playlist right now.

Once Were Brothers.

13. The last book you read.

William Gibson’s Agency.

14. If you were a cartoon character, what cartoon character would you be, and why?

The mouse with the big ears, who keeps hearing things.  I keep hearing things.

15. What will it say on your grave marker?

Nothing, I will be cremated.

16. Who would you most like to have dinner with?

My partner.

17. Your idea of happiness.


18. If you could go back in time, what would you tell your twenty-year-old self?

There are no mistakes.

19. The one thing in your life that makes you most proud.

My sons.

20. To be or not to be?

To be, always.

About Kim Selody

Kim Selody has worked as a writer, director and actor in Canadian theatre for over 30 years, directing more than 100 productions, many world-premieres for youth and young audiences. Kim wrote and co-created L’en Vol Du L’ange for Montreal’s Dynamo Theatre, and co-created and directed a musical version of The Cat Came Back with Jay Brazeau and Fred Penner for Manitoba Theatre for Young People. Kim has served as artistic director of the Playwrights Theatre Centre, Carousel Players in Southern Ontario, and at Presentation House Theatre since 2011.

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