In 2017, on International Women’s Day, Lithuanian audiences were treated to the European premiere of a multi-award winning show, “T-O-T-A-L-L-Y!”, written and performed by the acclaimed American actress and activist Kimleigh Smith.
Kimleigh Smith is a best-selling author, an accomplished actress and storyteller, and the founder of the “Embrace Your Cape!” philosophy. She is dedicated to helping people discover their personal superhero, own their power, and find emotional freedom. She holds a BSc in Psychology from Emporia State University in Kansas and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA & AEA.
Some of her television credits include “Bones,” “The Mentalist,” “Parenthood,” “Keyand Peele,” “Law and Order: LA,” “E.R.”, “Lincoln Heights,” and “Heroes.” Garry Marshall cast her in her first major motion picture, “The Princess Diaries”.
Kimleigh wrote and continues to tour her solo show “T-O-T-A-L-L-Y!”, a remarkably honest and open performance about her rape, the obstacles she overcame on her journey to heal, and the lessons she’s learned. “T-O-T-A-L-L-Y!” has garnered her universal praise and multiple awards, including the Washington Post’s “Editor’s Pick” (Capital Fringe), one of Wall Street Journal’s “Top Shows to Watch” (Fringe New York), and the “Best in Theatre Award” and “Top of Fringe Award” (Hollywood Fringe).
Steven Leigh Morris of the LA Weekly says of Kimleigh, “She is without shame and she’s earned that right. There’s not a trace of self-pity; rather, super-hero determination.”
The Director of General Education at Shenandoah University, Amy Sarch, writes that Kimleigh, “has become a legend and thanks to this legend, sexual assault awareness and prevention has become a part of Shenandoah University’s public discourse.”
Kimleigh is a highly sought-after performer, keynote speaker and life coach who teaches transformative workshops on topics such as Living Authentically and Powerfully, Healing Through Forgiveness, and Owning Your Story to Own Your Life.
Kimleigh Smith’s tour in Lithuania was made possible by funding from the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF). For more information about BAFF scholarships and speaker support, visit www.balticamericanfreedomfoundation.org.