Kevin Kling: Lost & Found

Kevin Kling: Lost & Found

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm

Pictured: Kevin Kling

Credit: Courtesy of Ann Marsden

This captivating film brings Kevin Kling’s tales from the stage to the screen.

Kevin Kling: Lost & Found, airing Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV, features Minnesota humorist/playwright/ storyteller Kevin Kling. The documentary explores the experience of loss and the journey to healing through storytelling. See how Kling’s own disabilities — the one he was born with and the one that resulted from a motorcycle accident — have informed his art and life. Kling’s stories draw not only on his childhood growing up in suburban Minnesota, but also on Shakespeare, Dante and Homeric legend: “You have to go epic to make it, to combine healing myths with the reality that we live in.” Original animations bring Kling’s masterful stories vividly to life for television.

This presentation of Kevin Kling: Lost & Found is part of Dialogue on Disability, a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies designed to stimulate community dialogue about the perspectives and abilities of people with physical and intellectual disabilities. During the week-long initiative, which runs January 8 through January 14, 2018, WXXI presents special programming on TV, radio, and at the Little Theatre.

Dialogue on Disability is made possible through support from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation. The partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies is supported by the Golisano Foundation and Move to Include, a project designed to build a more inclusive community by inspiring and motivating people to embrace different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life.