Julia Kim Smith

how to kiss again

A Joe’s Pub Digital Duet

What happens when two artists/performers who have never worked together before are paired together? How to Kiss Again, a tongue-in-cheek, post-pandemic safety video from Isaac Oliver and Julia Kim Smith

Isaac Oliver is an award-winning playwright, author, and performer. His debut collection of essays, Intimacy Idiot, was named one of NPR’s Best Books of 2015, and has been released in hardcover, paperback, e-book, and audiobook. Additionally, he’s a frequent contributor to The New York Times, and writes for HBO’s “High Maintenance,” Netflix’s “GLOW,” Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” and the upcoming “Etoile.” Isaac is an alum of the Joe’s Pub Working Group.

Julia Kim Smith is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has been featured by Angry Asian Man, Animal, Art F City, artnet News, GQ, Hypebeast, Hyperallergic, Juxtapoz, Ms., Paper Magazine, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and international media outlets. Her films have received premieres at Slamdance Film Festival, Cinequest Film Festival, Center For Asian American Media CAAMFest, San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, and Maryland Film Festival.

Joe’s Pub, a program of the Public Theater, New York, is an independent, non-profit music venue, dedicated to supporting performing artists at every stage of their careers.