Kook is a member of the Executive Committee and Managing Partner of the Downtown Los Angeles office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. Kook also serves as a member of the firm's Diversity Committee, which is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion within the firm, and its business and community relationships. His practice focuses on the handling of general commercial disputes and insurance regulatory matters. He is a proud University of California alumnus earning his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley (Cal). Outside of work, Kook values working with his community, and spending time with his family enjoying Southern California's magical arts and music scene, and beautiful hiking trails and beaches.
“I joined Imagine Project because, quite simply, I strongly support gender equity, diversity and inclusion in all facets and certainly, including the arts. I have an 11-year old daughter and I have seen first-hand the profound impact of exposure to creative self-expression and empowerment messaging. I support the world my daughter envisions and imagines - a world of inclusion and equity,” explained Kook.
About Imagine Project
Imagine Project (imagineprojectca.com) is LA’s new and only Equity theatre dedicated entirely to programming for children. Los Angeles County is home to 2.3 million kids and had no professional union company committed to producing only theatre for young audiences prior to the founding of IP.
Imagine Project is a California non-profit corporation and a member of TYA/USA.
Imagine Project’s mission is to tell relevant stories that focus on gender equity and inclusion while spotlighting female heroes, as they dynamically engage with today’s youth, inspiring young citizens to face life with creativity, insight, empathy and courage.
The theatre commits to:
Choosing programming that reflects the voices of the underserved members of its community.
Casting and hiring local union artists that are representative of the diverse population of Los Angeles County. This includes artists with disabilities.
The company’s inaugural mainstage production of The Tale of Turandot is planned for the first half of 2018. The play is told by live actors and Bunraku-inspired puppets together with multi-media projections.