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.
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!