Laugh and cry at the ridiculousness of it all, as our young hero goes in search of understanding what it means to be leaving boyhood behind to become a m.a.n.
VENUE: Wilhelminenhofstraße 91, 12459 Berlin
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Through physical theatre, pantomime and clown, and playing with the tragic themes of a patriarchal society, hidden grief, roots of toxic behavior, shame, initiation and male mentorship, JIMMY’s journey invites to dismantle and reflect. Come and join him setting foot on complex grounds and attempting to figure things out. Let’s laugh, cry, be confused and amused in this both intimate and comically serious show.
Language: Body language & English text. A basic understanding is recommended. Although not needed.
Recommended age 15+
Performance, Writing & Direction: Richard Kimberley
Devising & Mentoring: Giovanni Fusetti
Outside-Eye Direction: Peter Sweet
Projectmanagement & Production: Lisa Klein
Photos & Video: Christian Neher & Alexej Hermann
“JIMMY is a tour de force of physicality. In his ground-breaking one-man show, Richard Kimberley dissects modern masculinity with his astute mastery of posture, movement, and character. Rarely does one witness such a formidable, candid display of a single person’s vulnerability on stage. Do not miss out on this extraordinary theatrical feat.”
– Peter Graff, Artistic Director, American Improv, Vienna, Austria
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
As a performer and teacher of physical theatre and masks as well as magician, musician and group facilitator Richard has been entering international stages and workshop spaces for more than 10 years.In 2013 he co-created the award-winning piece BARADA STREET, a music-acrobatic-comedy show, and has been playing it around the globe ever since. Richard is an assistant teacher at the ECOLE PHILIPPE GAULIER and MATTEO DESTRO’s MASK-MOVEMENT-THEATRE-ATELIER. Since 2019 he is facilitating the THE MALE IDIOT workshop together with Gestalttherapeut Thilo Nonne, a growth workshop for men in which participants explore their own masculinity by playing exaggerated forms of themselves. What in the beginnig seemed like individual phenomena after some workshops formed into a collective nature of wounds. This marked the beginning of the creation of JIMMY.
In his free time Richard loves exploring forests, bouncing balls, strumming ukuleles, playing games and eating muesli.
MORE ABOUT JIMMY: https://www.fromtheplayns.com/jimmy
JIMMY is supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.