Twin Cities PBS – produced “Kevin Kling: Lost & Found” to Air on tpt in November and PBS this Spring
Saint Paul, Minn. November 2, 2015 – Twin Cities PBS (TPT) premieres a new documentary about a Minnesota literary treasure. “Kevin Kling: Lost & Found” tells the compelling story of the local playwright and storyteller.
In the one-hour special, Kling reveals with wit and poignance, how his experience of loss and journey to healing have shaped his art and life. The production blends documentary and performance, and features original animations that bring Kevin’s stories brilliantly to the screen. After debuting on TPT 2, the program will be broadcast nationally this coming spring on PBS.
Kevin Kling is part humorist, part poet and philosopher, part sacred fool. He tells his extremely funny and moving tales in a Minnesota accent straight out of the movie “Fargo.” Kling was born with a congenital birth defect — a shortened left arm with no wrist or thumb. Fourteen years ago, a devastating motorcycle accident left him with a paralyzed right arm. Kling channels his profound experiences with trauma, disability and loss into stories that bring a message of healing and connection to audiences around the world.
Kling’s stories draw not only on his childhood growing up in suburban Minnesota, but also on Shakespeare, Dante and Homeric legend, with wisdom and relevance that transcends to modern day life. “Kevin Kling: Lost & Found” is filled with surprise, humor, depth and a unique prism on disability. And it illuminates for the Twin Cities and a national PBS audience the story and talent of a major Minnesota artist.
“Kevin Kling: Lost & Found” premieres on TPT 2 on Monday, November 16 at 9 p.m. with an encore broadcast on TPT 2 on Friday, November 20 at 9 p.m. This program will also be available to watch online via staging.tpt.org/video.
“Kevin Kling: Lost & Found” was produced and directed by Angie Prindle. Co-producer: Marie Domingo; Executive Producer: Catherine Allan.
The program was made possible by the State’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota.
The mission of TPT is to “enrich lives and strengthen our community through the power of media.”
As one of the nation’s leading public media organizations, Twin Cities PBS (TPT) uses television, interactive media and community engagement to advance education, culture and citizenship. Over its nearly 60-year history, TPT has been recognized for its innovation and creativity with numerous awards, including Peabody awards and national and regional Emmys.
Based in St. Paul, MN, TPT is the most highly viewed public TV station in the nation, reaching over 1.7 million people each month through multiple broadcast and online channels. The organization’s particular areas of focus include: the educational readiness of children; serving the needs and unleashing the potential of America’s aging population; engaging a new generation in the power of public media; and being the preferred media partner for organizations that align with our mission to enrich lives and strengthen community.
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