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!

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

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!