Kiva Murphy




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Theatre, Improv and Can Ducks Fly


Kiva has been working in theatre since she was 16 years old when she studied at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. Please see her CV and headshot below of some of her more recent productions.

She is also available for directing work having directing cabaret pieces - 'Aurora' in 2016 and 'Amalia' in 2016  to great success. Kiva co- directed Caballo Blanco, Caballo Negro before it's award winning tour of Barcelona in 2015.


Beginning in February 2017 she is devising a show about how we find our soul mates called '...Love?' and is currently creating a new show for children called 'Naranja' both set to be performed in April and May respectively.

To download her CV click here

To download her headshot click here

If you would like her to help you with creating or devising your show please contact her.

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Theatre Company

Kiva set up Can Ducks Fly Theatre in 2015 with Filipa Mendes.

Can Ducks Fly are an award winning theatre company who create visually stunning, spectacularly fun, physical theatre. We thrive on fascinating stories, grotesque characters and true, heart felt emotion. Our narratives deal with big truths, large underlying human states and universal characters. Our deliciously dark and endlessly inventive theatre will keep you on the edge of your seat and laughing out loud.

The company works from a heritage of Commedia as channeled through the Lecoq training. Our production of ‘Hello Telephones’ had a highly acclaimed tour around Spain and Portugal in 2015 and our previous show ‘The Misdemeanours of Saccharine’ was a great success in the Mimetic Festival 2014. 

Kiva Murphy and Filipa Mendes met whilst studying the Lecoq pedagogy. Between them they speak 4 languages fluently and this multitude of styles and cultures is a large basis for the work they create together. 

Currently they are artists in Centro Civico Sandaru in Barcelona, as well as Rai Art and are being funded by the Arts Council Ireland as well as by private donations. 

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Judge’s Choice Award Winners
— Ottawa Fringe 2016
Casa Groga theatre festival 2015
— Winners of public vote award
CDF Won the Public Prize in Artistic Triathlon Barcelona
— Caja Fuerte, BCN 2015
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Kiva was a founding member of The Modestos, a long form improvisation company based in Barcelona. She performed and trained with this ground breaking Improvisational Troupe and took workshops in Long Form Improvisation with World renowned teachers such as Fabio Maccioni and Omar Galvan. 


Kiva is now working in collaboration with Barcelona Improv Group ( BIG) to teach clown and playfulness workshops in connection with founder Noah Levin. Check out he blog for more information.