Who’s Upstairs: Kim Kerfoot

ISSN_WOR_1_64194477183191_KimKerfoot2015Kim Kerfoot is the director of The Yellow Wallpaper, which is on for a brief run at the Alexander Upstairs  from the 27th to 29th of July.

Home town?
I’m from Cape Town! Where Winter looks like Summer… mostly (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGDsmZVcxOg)

Tell us a little more about your show?
The Yellow Wallpaper is a story written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in 1892, which Claire Watling is performing as a one-woman show. I love this quote about it from Alan Ryan: “quite apart from its origins [it] is one of the finest, and strongest, tales of horror ever written. It may be a ghost story. Worse yet, it may not”.

And what’s next on the cards for you?
Start spreading the news… I start my Master of Fine Arts in Directing at Columbia University in New York, New York, in September.

And the project you’re dreaming of?
A bad-ass production of Romeo and Juliet

How did you get into theatre?
I impersonated a crocodile on the living room floor.

Dinner with any two figures from history: who would you invite and what would you serve them?
I would invite Anaïs Nin and Marilyn Monroe
I’d serve Oysters and champagne
Chilli, avocado and prawn hot salad
affogato with chilli chocolate

Favorite spot in Cape Town (besides Alexander Bar, obviously)?
The Creamery in Newlands

What excites you about theatre?
Working with people who make me happy. Working with people who make me feel creative.

What mistakes have you made and learned the most from?
Three-year old crocodiles hiding under blankets on the floor get stepped on.

Who do you think people should be talking about?
People should be talking about Adrian Collins. Like, all the time. Because he’s amazing. Catch him in things like Anthology: A Change in the Weather and The Game: Shannon’s Tongue.