Richard Kimberley has been teaching and performing internationally for 10 years. After traveling for 5 years working with social circus and environmental projects he completed studies with clown guru Philippe Gaulier at his school in France. Majoring in theatre, clown, vaudville & bouffon. Studied clown in Spain with Hernan Gene and Gabriele Chame. Trained Mask Movement Theatre in Italy with Matteo Destro and Paula Coletto. Learnt directing and devising techniques from ‘Told by and idiot’ with Paul Hunter. Ensemble and Puppetry work with Complicité.
In between continuing broadening his clown knowledge with SpyMonkeys Aitor Basauri & Tobi Park. Vivian Gladwell & Angela Hopkins at Nose to Nose and more recently diving into the pedagogic field with Giovanni Fusetti and Puppetry with Sarah Wright.
Along with training pantomime, music, circus, movement and acrobatics.
Richards personal creative work, performing and teaching goes under the name “From The Playns”.
He is artistic director and producer of Barada Street a street theatre company that performs at theatre & music festivals around the world. Richard is also Artist Director and curator of the Gut Alaune From The Playns Festival. (See Festival page) He co created and toured with Plague of Idiots in UK and Australia. Richard recently started working with Clowns Without Boarders UK bringing laughter relief to conflict zones worldwide. As well as teaching theatre workshops, he facilitates and hosts various artistic and group projects with Jonglirium e.V and Nomadways. Along with exploring facilitation of group process work.
Through his training and performing Richard has developed an interest in exploring and teaching “awareness”. Of the performer,
of the audience, of each other and of course of ones self. Enjoying to understand humanity and the world through these mediums.
His work is fuel by the exploration of humans, of games and connection. The search for where one has pleasure, for where one is beautiful and vulnerable, why one is special and of course… how to share this with the audience.
Richard currently is living in and building an artistic living community in Germany and working on some new show ideas and workshop creations in between touring, teaching, living & loving.. oh and eating museli.