August 2019 Updates

Theatre Nohgaku’s Noh Training Project US

Kimberly just wrapped up two weeks in Bloomsburg, PA as a participant in Theatre Nohgaku’s Noh Training Project US, hosted by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. Kimberly trained with TN Members and shite-kata Oshima Kinue. The workshop resulted in a small recital, in which Kimberly performed Ami no Dan from the Noh Sakuragawa.

NTP US 2019 Participants with Oshima Sensei

NTP US 2019 Participants with Oshima Sensei


EMILY
Presented by Theatre Nohgaku and the Centre for Asian Theatre and Dance at Royal Holloway
Directed by Akira Matsui, Richard Emmert, Ashley Thorpe

In just a few weeks, Kimberly will travel to London to join the upcoming production of Emily, a new English language Noh written by Ashley Thorpe with music by Richard Emmert. Kimberly participated in the workshop performance of the piece this past June 2019 at Ryogoku Bear in Tokyo.

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Emily runs September 4-6 at Tara Arts in London and features artists from around the globe, including professional Japanese Noh performers. Kimberly will sing in the Ji-Utai. Tickets are on sale now!


KING JOHN for Praxis Stage

Kimberly is thrilled to join Praxis Stage’s upcoming season of Shakespeare as a director for their winter 2020 production of King John. Stay tuned for more info!

July 2019 Updates

Romeo & Juliet at Commonwealth Shakespeare

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Stage2 production of Romeo & Juliet, directed by Adam Sanders and assistant directed by Kimberly, had a great run at Babson College in late May and early June!

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Erika Anclade (Juliet) and Greg Hermann (Romeo) in Romeo & Juliet, CSC2, 2019-Photo by Nile Hawver


Theatre Nohgaku Rehearsal Week

After Romeo & Juliet opened, Kimberly headed to Tokyo for Theatre Nohgaku’s annual rehearsals. Over the course of the week, Kimberly rehearsed with Theatre Nohgaku Company Members and artists from around the world at Ryogoku Bear (両国BEAR).

The Theatre Nohgaku Company kicking off rehearsals at Ryogoku Bear (両国BEAR) in Tokyo.

The Theatre Nohgaku Company kicking off rehearsals at Ryogoku Bear (両国BEAR) in Tokyo.

The week culminated in Open Rehearsals of two new English language Nohs: Emily written by Ashley Thorpe and composed by Richard Emmert on Saturday June 8 and Phoenix Fire written and composed by Kevin Salfen on Sunday June 9.

The performers of  Phoenix Fire , written and composed by Kevin Salfen, post Open Rehearsal at Ryogoku Bear (両国BEAR).

The performers of Phoenix Fire, written and composed by Kevin Salfen, post Open Rehearsal at Ryogoku Bear (両国BEAR).

Kimberly is thrilled to announce that she will be joining the ji-utai (chorus) of Emily’s full production at Tara Arts in London this September 2019. Keep an eye out for forthcoming details!


Theatre Nohgaku’s Noh Training Project Tokyo

Kimberly participated in two of Theatre Nohgaku’s Japan-based workshops. She first traveled to Fukuyama to work with shite-kata Oshima Kinue at the Oshima Noh Theatre for TN’s Kata Bootcamp. Over the course of the workshop, Kimberly practiced the building blocks of Noh performance.

Kimberly, assisted by Oshima Kinue, preparing to practice the shimai  Yuya  with an  Onna  mask, on the practice stage of the Oshima Noh Theatre in Fukuyama.

Kimberly, assisted by Oshima Kinue, preparing to practice the shimai Yuya with an Onna mask, on the practice stage of the Oshima Noh Theatre in Fukuyama.

Kimberly then made her way to Tokyo to train with members of Theatre Nohgaku and sensei from the Kita School of Noh in shimai, utai and kotsuzumi during TN’s Power Through Resistance Performance Workshop. The three week workshop ended with a happyokai recital performance on the Kita Noh Stage in Meguro. Kimberly performed the shimai, Miwa (Kuse), and played kotsuzumi to Atsumori (Kuse).

Kimberly practicing  Miwa  on the Kita Noh Stage in Meguro.

Kimberly practicing Miwa on the Kita Noh Stage in Meguro.


Theatre Nohgaku’s Noh Training Project US

In just a few days, Kimberly will leave for TN’s Noh Training Project US hosted by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble in Bloomsburg, PA. The two-week workshop will be led by Theatre Nohgaku Company Members and Kita School shite-kata Oshima Kinue.

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Chekhov Stories at Gloucester Stage

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Next Tuesday July 23, Kimberly will take part in a one-night only staged reading performance of Chekhov Stories. The performance sources Anton Chekhov’s short stories, A Medical Case, The Betrothed and About Love. Kimberly will play Liza in A Medical Case, Nadya in The Betrothed and Anna Alexyevna in About Love. The cast includes many great actors from the Boston area and features Christopher Lyndon of NPR’s OpenSource.

For more information and to reserve your FREE tickets, please visit Gloucester Stage’s website HERE.


Stay tuned!

Kimberly is putting together projects for this fall and winter. She will announce a number of upcoming performances and events shortly!

February 2019 News

Kimberly will be Assistant Directing for Director Adam Sanders on Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's CSC2 production of Romeo & Juliet. The show will be targeted towards student audiences in the greater Boston area. Rehearsals begin in April for a series of student matinees and one public performance in late May at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. You can find out more about the production at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.

Kimberly returns to Japan this summer! She will be rehearsing with Theatre Nohgaku in early June before attending their annual Noh Training Project in late June and July. Kimberly will be participating in the Kata Bootcamp in Fukuyama and the Power Through Resistance Noh Chant, Movement and Instruments workshop in Tokyo. These workshops are hosted by both Theatre Nohgaku and the Kita School of Noh. Kimberly attended various workshops with Theatre Nohgaku and the Kita School over the past two summers and is thrilled to return this year!

Kimberly and colleague Mika Oskarson Kinstrand practicing with Kita School Sensei Oshima Teruhisa and Theatre Nohgaku Training Director John Oglevee.

Kimberly and colleague Mika Oskarson Kinstrand practicing with Kita School Sensei Oshima Teruhisa and Theatre Nohgaku Training Director John Oglevee.

In anticipation of her upcoming time in Japan, Kimberly will be taking Japanese language classes at Showa University’s Boston campus.

Outside of theatre, Kimberly recently started work at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville, the largest rock-climbing gym on the East Coast. She just received her American Mountain Guides Association Climbing Wall Instructor Certification and is now teaching introductory rock-climbing. You can visit BKB Somerville’s site to sign up for one of her classes.

Kimberly with Fitness Instructor Krista Baker during BKB Somerville’s recent Womxn’s Routesetting Clinic.

Kimberly with Fitness Instructor Krista Baker during BKB Somerville’s recent Womxn’s Routesetting Clinic.

EQUIVOCATION Closing Weekend!

Equivocation closes this weekend at the United Parish in Brookline. Don’t miss your last chance to catch Kimberly this amazing production.

photo by Nile Scott Shots

photo by Nile Scott Shots

Shrewdly observing and commenting on it all is Shag’s daughter, Judith (Kimberly Gaughan, excellent), who enjoys tweaking her father by reminding him of precisely how many people he has killed in his plays.” - Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe

Shagspeare’s daughter, Judith (Kimberly Gaughan), is a wonderful addition to the ensemble. We see Shagspeare struggle with being a father and we get some great dark humor and snarky jokes about Shakespeare’s works, delivered in soliloquies, asides, and mutters. Although the audience at the preview performance was small, genuine laughter frequently echoed off the rafters.” -Alexandra Sourakov, The Tech

However, one of the finest moments was with the amazing Kimberly Gaughan as Shag's daughter Judith, when Shag is able to reconnect with her and see that her value in his life was just as important as his dead twin son's value.” David Tompkins, Broadway World

“The cast, directed with agility and wit by Christopher Edwards, is alive and cracking, especially… {Kimberly] Gaughan as Judith a young woman with much to say but is little heard…” Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

This quatrain of masterful actors is supported ably and effectively by Kimberly Gaughan as Shag’s beset daughter Judith, always having to play catch-up with the memory of her dead twin brother Hamnet…Boston Arts Diary

TICKETS & INFO HERE!

Equivocation runs through this Saturday November 10 at the United Parish in Brookline.

EQUIVOCATION Opens This Week!

Kimberly is thrilled to announce that she will be serving as a Producing Apprentice with Actors’ Shakespeare Project in Boston this year!

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She will be playing Judith in ASP’s season opener, Equivocation, by Bill Cain and directed by ASP Artistic Director Christopher V. Edwards.

Equivocation follows William Shakespeare’s writing Macbeth. ASP is running Equivocation in rotating repertory with Macbeth through November 11.

Equivocation opens this week at the United Parish in Brookline. You can purchase tickets HERE.

photo by Nile Scott Shots

photo by Nile Scott Shots

Greetings from Tokyo!

Kimberly is in Tokyo! Over the next month, Kimberly will be studying and researching Noh theatre in Tokyo, Kyoto and Sado.

This past week, she participated in Theatre Nohgaku's 2018 Writer's Workshop. Led by Theatre Nohgaku Artistic Director, Richard Emmert, the workshop explored Noh structure and guided participants through creating their own English language Noh. As a result, Kimberly is currently developing a new Noh based on the New England folklore she loved as a child. Stay tuned!

The 2018 Theatre Nohgaku Writer's Workshop outside the National Noh Theatre in Sendagaya after a performance of the Noh  Aoinoue .

The 2018 Theatre Nohgaku Writer's Workshop outside the National Noh Theatre in Sendagaya after a performance of the Noh Aoinoue.

This week, Kimberly begins Theatre Nohgaku's Performance Workshop. She will train in shimai (dance), utai (chant) and the kotsuzumi drum with artists from Theatre Nohgaku and professional Noh actors from the Kita School of Noh. Kimberly participated in the workshop last year and is very excited to return!

May 2018 Updates

Flight recently closed at the Center for Performance Experiment in Columbia, SC!

Kimberly as Sophie in  Flight  at the Center for Performance Experiment in Columbia, SC.

Kimberly as Sophie in Flight at the Center for Performance Experiment in Columbia, SC.

Kimberly received positive reviews for her portrayal of female aviator Sophie. Cindi Boiter of the Jasper Project writes:

 "Always in motion, Madeleine, played by Gabriela Castillo, and Sophie, played by Kimberly Gaughan, create strong supporting roles for one another as their characters are juxtaposed in disposition and delivery, with Gaughan as intensely restrained—think tempered drama just below the surface of her character’s personality—as Castillo is light and optimistic. These women require no sympathy, despite the unaccommodating culture in which they work and live. They are empowered by their own dignity and dedication to their science."

You can find the whole review HERE.

Kimberly also recently performed in Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, directed by Steven Pearson at the Center for Performance Experiment. Kimberly played her dream role of Nina to finish out her time at the University of South Carolina.

Kimberly will head to Japan this June to train in Noh theatre with Theatre Nohgaku and the Kita School. After her travels, she plans to move to the Boston area to start her professional career. More on that soon! Stay tuned!

FLIGHT at the Center for Performance Experiment

Kimberly is deep in rehearsals for Flight, conceived and directed by Steven Pearson, written by Robyn Hunt. Inspired by Chekhov's The Seagull, the play follows two female aviators as they prepare for their first long distance flight from Paris to Moscow in 1913.

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Kimberly plays Sophie, a Parisian actress and early female aviator. Over the course of the show, Sophie and fellow actress/aviator Maddie (played by USC MFA Acting Candidate Gabriella Castillo) assemble an actual airplane: a 3/4-scale model of the Bleriot XI.

Flight is part of Hunt and Pearson's theatrical trilogy, which includes Gravity inspired by The Cherry Orchard and Balance inspired by Three Sisters. Kimberly also acted in Balance at the Center for Performance Experiment in February 2017.

In Flight, Kimberly acts alongside USC MFA students Gabriela Castillo and Nicholas Steward, USC MFA alum Eric Bultman and playwright Professor Robyn Hunt.

This show is not to be missed! Flight runs April 22-29 at the Center for Performance Experiment in Columbia, SC! You can get your tickets HERE!

You Go to My Head

Kimberly recently performed her new solo show, You Go to My Head, in the University of South Carolina's showcase performance, Where the Roots Take Hold, to sold out audiences!

Kimberly channeling 1930s Hollywood star, Kay Francis.

Kimberly channeling 1930s Hollywood star, Kay Francis.

Over the course of performance, Kimberly played the main role of Kay Francis and the supporting roles of Bette Davis, Hedy Lamarr and Marlene Dietrich. She mastered four different dialects to undertake this task, including a mid-Atlantic with a lisp for Kay.

Kimberly plans to expand the script in the coming months. Dorothy Parker may make an appearance in the extended version. Stay tuned for future performances!

February 2018: The Crucible Closes & You Go To My Head Opens!

The Crucible at Longstreet Theatre closed this past weekend. Kimberly received positive reviews for her portrayal of Mary Warren!

Mattie Hibbs of the Daily Gamecock writes: 
"I was especially impressed with the portrayal of Mary Warren by Kimberly Gaughan, who carried herself gently but spoke bluntly and in an unconventional manner that set her apart from the other women. She is perhaps the only character worth rooting for, which is a necessity in such a dense show. "

Local theatre critic August Krickel writes:
"Also noteworthy is the performance of Kimberly Gaughan as simple, easily-intimidated Mary Warren... Mary's testimony is critical in determining who is telling the truth in Salem, and the moment when the formerly naive teen realizes how to play the game, and how to reach an unspoken deal with Abigail, is chilling."

This coming weekend, the University of South Carolina MFA class will present Where the Roots Take Hold, an evening of thesis solo performances. Kimberly will premiere her new one-woman show, You Go to My Head. 

The Daily Gamecock ran a feature on the upcoming performance, in which Kimberly is interviewed. You can find the whole article HERE.

The run starts this Sunday February 18 at the Center for Performance Experiment. Admission is free.

January 2018 Updates!

Kimberly just returned from New York where she trained with the Pacific Performance Project/East at Manhattan Marymount College! The workshop delved into the teachings of Tadashi Suzuki and Shogo Ohta. At the workshop, Kimberly presented a paper detailing her experiences training in Suzuki's methods and how those methods can be applied to the rehearsal process. The paper was very well received! It was a fantastic experience, and Kimberly hopes to train again with P3/East in the future.

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Kimberly is currently in rehearsals for The Crucible, directed by Robert Richmond for Theatre South Carolina. The show runs February 2-10 at the Longstreet Theatre in Columbia, SC. You can purchase tickets here!

Kimberly was recently awarded a SPARC Research Grant from the University of South Carolina's Graduate School. The grant will provide funding for Kimberly to travel Japan this summer 2018. Kimberly will be researching Noh theatre on Sado Island. She also plans to once again train in Noh with Theatre Nohgaku and the Kita School of Noh. The trip will take place over the course of six weeks in June and July.

Finally, Kimberly has written and will be performing in a solo show based on pre-Code Hollywood star, Kay Francis. Over the course of the performance, Kimberly plays Kay Francis, Bette Davis, Hedy Lamarr and Marlene Dietrich. The show is heavily inspired by Kimberly's love of pre-Code Hollywood cinema and greatly influenced by Kimberly's work in Noh and Shogo Ohta's slow tempo. The performance will run February 18-20 at the Center for Performance Experiment alongside other solo shows from the University of South Carolina's Graduate Acting cohort. More details coming soon! 

P3/East and Coming Soon!

Kimberly will be attending the Pacific Performance Project/East Physical Acting Intensive Workshop at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City this January! She will train with master teachers, Robyn Hunt and Steven Pearson, in the techniques of Tadeshi Suzuki and Shogo Ohta. In addition, Kimberly will be presenting a paper on synthesizing the methods of Suzuki and Ohta in American Realism, based in her experience working on the play Silent Sky by Laura Gunderson, which opened this past November at the Center for Performance Experiment in Columbia, SC.

Kimberly is currently in rehearsals for The Crucible, directed by Robert Richmond for Theatre South Carolina. Kimberly will be playing Mary Warren. The Crucible opens at the Longstreet Theatre in Columbia, SC this February 2018.

Also, Kimberly was just cast as Sophie in Flight by Robyn Hunt, to be directed by Steven Pearson at the Center for Performance Experiment in April 2018.

Finally, Kimberly was recently selected as the 2017 Theatre Nohgaku Mitsuo Kama Memorial Award recipient. The award recognizes Kimberly's dedication to the study of Noh. Kimberly plans to attend Theatre Nohgaku's Training Project once again this summer 2018.

Theatre Nohgaku's Noh Training Project 2017

This summer Kimberly will be travelling to Tokyo, Japan to study Noh with the international theatre group, Theatre Nohgaku. The intensive, 3-week workshop will be held at the Kita Roppeita Memorial Noh Theatre. Kimberly will be training with members of both Theatre Nohgaku and the Kita School in all aspects of Noh theatre.

She hopes to try lots of ramen over the course of her stay.

Upcoming Productions & NETC Auditions!

Balance at the Center for Performance Experiment closed this past weekend, and Kimberly is already rehearsing for two upcoming shows!

Theatre South Carolina's production of Animal Farm, the Musical opens April 14. Kimberly will be playing Clover, a kind old mare.

Kimberly will also be playing Gertude in Hamlet, opening April 24 at the Center for Performance Experiment in Columbia, SC.

Kimberly will also be attending the New England Theatre Conference's Audition next weekend in Natick, Massachusetts. She will be auditioning on the afternoon Saturday March 11th.

Balance Opens!

Balance, a new play by Robyn Hunt and directed by Steven Pearson, opened this past weekend at the Center for Performance Experiment in Columbia, South Carolina. The production runs nightly through Saturday February 25.

Kimberly plays Natasha, the sister-in-law of Chekhov's Three Sisters. Relocated to Paris in the wake of World War I, the family explores the many definitions of balance...

Come see Kimberly balance on and with all sorts of things this week! Admission is free!

For more information, please visit the University of South Carolina's website,

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