Kimberley is a clown, bouffon, physical comedian, teacher and director based in Melbourne. Passionate about contemporary clown and ferocious physical comedy, Kimberley has full belief in the power of 'the stupid'.
Kimberley is founder of the Melbourne Physical Theatre School a training place for physical theatre grounded in the Lecoq Methodology. She has taught at NICA, Westside Circus, Laugh Masters Academy, Collarts, The Blue Room Theatre and Union House Theatre.
She has trained at the schools of Giovanni Fusetti, John Bolton and Ecole Philippe Gaulier. She is under pedagogic mentorship with Giovanni Fusetti. She graduated from Bachelor of Creative Industries Drama QUT in 2009.
She has written two articles for independent theatre press Witness Performance and one article for Midsumma Festival.
In 2019 Kimberley completed An Advanced Training in the Pedagogy of Movement Theatre at Helikos School in Italy under the tutelage of Giovanni Fusetti.
What does this mean?
It means that Kimberley did intensive training in order to learn HOW to teach movement theatre, not just perform it, but how to teach it. The theatre teacher has many hats to wear and must know when to switch them in order to serve the work and the students.
Kimberley is founder of the Melbourne Physical Theatre School. She designs training intensives to exercise the technique and play required to perform the following styles:
Strict as physical comedy
Available to direct shows, co-devise new projects, attend work-in-progress showings and give feedback. Interested in working with performers who are curious clowns or idiots who prioritize bodies, play and physicality.
The Five Year Old Girl
A grotesque physical comedy.
Director and Co-devisor: Kimberley Twiner . Co-devisor and Performer: Phoebe Mason.
Performed as part of La Mama Explorations December 2022.
'An example of clown work in the modern era, utilising slapstick, very physical comedy and self-referential humour to depict an unconventional retelling of a prolific work of literature.' - Farrago Magazine
'Jofus and the Whale is genuinely funny and surprising and endearing.' - Witness Performance
'Charming, diverting and admirable.' - Stage Whispers