Writing & Collaboration
Kimaya has contributed writing and music to plays, operas, podcasts, recordings, and TV shows as a contributing writer, librettist, lyricist, songwriter, and devising artist.
Interested in collaborating? Get in touch.
A selection of short fiction and poetry that has appeared in print:
Snowbirds (page 19)
Art and photo by Miyuki Baker
sorting chat - theme song composer
This theme song was composed and recorded for the new podcast, Sorting Chat. The song was inspired by the original Harry Potter theme music to support this new podcast which features a core group of four Harry Potter-philes as they "sort" famous historical figures into Hogwarts houses.
little town in the hills (working title) - Librettist
Loosely drawing from the canon of Jewish Chelm stories as well as classical European folk and fairy lore, this children's opera tells the tale of two young children who wake one morning to find that the grownups from their town have gone missing. The story follows their search, frightening encounters with forest animals, and the teamwork necessary to solve several tricky riddles and find the grownups.
This work was commissioned by Guerilla Opera. Composer Jeremy Rapaport-Stein is currently composing the music.
scarlet letters - underscoring & songs
Based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, this one-woman play with song explores themes of femininity over time and the cultural narrative of womanhood. Written by Patrick Ross, the play is fully underscored and features two songs with words and music by Kimaya. "Scarlet Letters" premiered at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
" ... composer Kimaya Diggs’s entrancing acoustic soundtrack..."-Phindie
hillary the first - songwriter
Hillary the First was a weekly recap of the year's election events written in the style of Shakespeare by Patrick Ross. Kimaya wrote a farewell song for every candidate that dropped out over an 18-month period.