We hope you were able to join us for our Adventures in Mime and Space event–and that you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Rob Mermin’s presentation was informative, entertaining, and heartwarming. His reminiscences of his friend and mentor made us all feel a little closer to the “maestro.” But things got even better. With her inimitable wit and wisdom, award-winning author Leda Schubert helped round out the story by taking us behind the pages of her beautiful book, Monsieur Marceau.
Thanks to Ohavi Zedek and Temple Sinai for making the evening possible!
We’re hoping to post more photos soon, but here are a few highlights from the near sell-out show:
What did you think?
We’d love to hear your thoughts about the event. Tell us what you liked/didn’t like. Is there something else you’d like to see Theatre Kavanah present? Let us know!
MIME WORKSHOP WITH ROB MERMIN
SEPTEMBER 28 | 3:00-5:00 pm | $25 Please register by noon on September 24.
Join Rob Mermin, founder of Circus Smirkus, student of Marcel Marceau, and extraordinary movement artist, for a pantomime workshop exploring the techniques of Marcel Marceau and Etienne Decroux. Special attention will be paid to the use of gesture for the speaking actor. Sign up now.
Our “Adventures in Mime and Space” event keeps getting better!
Leda Schubert, author of the award-winning children’s book, Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words, will present a short reading from her work and be available to answer questions and sign books as part of our VERY SPECIAL program on September 28th.
Theatre Kavanah, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, and Temple Sinai are proud to present…
Adventures in Mime & Space: The Legacy of Marcel Marceau with Rob Mermin
Join us on Sunday, September 28th, for an evening of rare film footage, a demonstration of pantomime techniques — as well as an exclusive Mime Workshop with Circus Smirkus’ Rob Mermin — and personal accounts of this gifted artist and hero of the French Resistance.
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a week since the Maple Edition Contest. What a magnificent day! We promoted the event as a GATHERING, a CONTEST, a HAPPENING and thanks to a cast and crew of uber-talented folks, a … Continue reading →
Wondering how this contest thing works? Here’s a quick explanation:
In addition to Theatre Kavanah’s own Wendi Stein and Sharon Panitch, we have an amazing community panel who have volunteered to read, score, and narrow down 10 plays to the three we will present as 20-minute selections on March 23rd.
Without the insight of these amazing folks — Amy Rubin, Bob Fishel, Cindy Yans Mayer, Erik Esckilsen, Judy Alexander, Lars Nielsen, Melinda Moulton, Nancy Sugarman, Portia Arthur, Rhonda Freed, Sandra Gartner, and Sarah Venooker — the Maple Edition would not be possible.
And such dedication…
While many of us were watching the closing ceremonies in Sochi or the season finale of Downton Abbey, our fearless and hardworking panel — under the guidance of JPP Artistic Director David Winitsky — was reviewing scripts and discussing which three plays were going to make the cut. Will it be Murmur Rock; The Many Faces of Nia; Jew Kamp; Modern Prophet; I Now Pronounce; A Jew’s Uncle’s Camel; Clandestino; Tunneling; Close to Home; or G-d’s Honest Truth? (Brief descriptions of each play can be found here.)
Tune in, er, join us on March 23rd to find out — and help us choose which play will make it to the final round to compete against the winners from venues in Chicago, IL, West Orange, NJ, and New Haven, CT.
Thanks to musician/illustrator Ivan Klipstein, The JPP Playwriting Contest – The Maple Edition now has an unforgettable look!
A self-described “songmaker and inkspiller” Ivan draws pictures, writes songs, and travels with a little acoustic guitar, a big bass drum, and lots of surprises. Without question, the promotional poster he designed for us is a real winner! Make sure you click on the image for a closer look — and to find all the details about this very special event.