Kim Hardy

Kim Hardy

Producer / Actor

At the age of 11 I discovered my love of performing and a passion for acting appearing in “Les Miserables” at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End. I went on to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama and obtained a BA degree in Acting. Recent years I have been working alongside artistic director Dominic Kelly, contributing to the growth of the salon:collective, an emerging theatrical enterprise which performs regularly at the Cockpit Theatre.

In the last two years I discovered the Meisner technique that has inspired me to create my own theatrical vehicle: Front Foot Theatre using Meisner at its core. The very nature of the Meisner technique allows for an organic development of a piece, which gives more freedom for an actor’s instincts to flourish. We are now a large pool of Meisner-trained actors who have been developing our ideas and skills and fine-tuning our technique.

Working as an established photographer has helped me to contribute to marketing and visuals in order to promote my projects efficiently.

For my portfolio visit: Kim Hardy Headshots

Julia Papp

Julia Papp

Producer / Actress

After graduating from the Hungarian Academy of Dramatic Arts I decided to continue my studies in London. I was introduced to the Meisner technique at The Actors’ Temple and instantly fell in love with it. Inspired by the creative freedom the Meisner technique gave me I felt confident enough to challenge myself as an artist.

I first worked with Kim at a Chekhov workshop with the salon collective: which culminated in an evening of Chekhov scenes where we first played Konstantin and Nina from The Seagull. Both me an Kim felt that in order to maintain our ideas for The Seagull we would need to curate it ourselves thus Front Foot Theatre was developed. We gathered some amazingly talented actors who inspire us every day. I am very excited to see where this road leads.