Jun Kim, a native of Japan with Korean heritage, is an actor, dancer, director and teacher. He is an original member of the Bat Theater Company and has worked and collaborated with Jim Simpson and the Bat Theater for their six productions. He is also a Founder of Kurotama Kikaku Company and 2011 he produced, directed, and acted Off-Off Broadway production of "Kutsukake Tokijiro" performed at The Flea Theater.
He has performed more than 30 productions in Japan, Holland, Germany, Singapore, Russia and the US. His theater credits include, "Heavenly Bento" with Post Theater performed at the Aoyama Round Theatre in Tokyo, Japan Society in NY, Museum for Communication/Sophiensaele in Berlin, Bonn Biennale in Bonn, Singapore Arts Festival in Singapore, "Benten Kozo" directed by Jim Simpson(Obie), "Marie Galante" by Kurt Weill with Opera Francais de New York performed at Florence Gould Hall NY, "Natsu Matsuri" with Nakamura Kanzaburo's Heisei Nakamuraza Kabuki Theater performed at the Lincoln Center Festival directed by Kazuyoshi Kushida, the one man play "Dust Storm" by Rick Foster, "The Return of the Chocolate Smeared Woman" with Karen Finley, "Ballad of Yachiyo" by Philip Kan Gotanda, "Hold the Clock" with Yoshiko Chuma, "Saran ~people~" in Tokyo, Japan, "Foreign Exchange" with Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, "Cellophane" by Mac Wellman, "Handel's Messiah"directed by Eric Fraad performed in Holland and NY, "Sake with the Haiku Geisha", "The Country Girl", and more. His film and TV credits include "416 minutes" work-in-progress presentation of WaxFactory, "Manbiki G-man" with Nana Kinomi in Japan, "The Living Wake" with Jesse Eisenberg, "Limousine Drive", and "L Train to Brooklyn".
Ha has directed "SHINSAI Theaters for Japan exclusive staged-reading" at the La MaMa studio in 2012, Off-Off-Broadway production of "Kutsukake Tokijiro" by Shin Hasegawa at the Flea Theater in 2011, Work-in-progress performance of"Kutsukake Tokijiro" at CRS in 2010 and Staged Reading at Center Stage in 2009, Kayoko Sakoh Dance's "Heart to Heart" dance performance in Japan in 2008.
He has studied at Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris and Complicite in London. He has also studied with Terese Haydon, Jacqueline Brooks who are faculty of Circle in the Square Theatre School and original members of Actors Studio in New York. He was an assistant for Yoshi Oida's direction of "Curlew River" performed in New York. In addition, he has studied classical ballet with Alfredo Corvino, Andra and Ernesta Corvino in NY. Recently he has been studying Noh Theatre (Kanze Ryu) at Takeda Noh-Shu-Kan in Japan. Jun has been giving workshops and teaching acting and movements in the US and Japan.
Jun Kim is a recipient of a grant from the Japan-US Arts Program of Asian Cultural Council in 2003 and studied Kabuki Theater's direction and staging with Kazuyoshi Kushida and Nakamura Kanzaburo, an artistic director of the Heisei Nakamuraza in Japan.