Learn to Speak Volumes with Silence and Gestures

Le mime Marcel Marceau, 1976 /Jack MITCHELL /sc

“A magician makes the visible invisible. A mime makes the invisible visible.” Marcel MARCEAU

Good news! There are a few spots left for Sunday afternoon’s very special mime workshop.

Simply show up at North End Studios by 2:30 p.m. for your chance to learn the Marcel Marceau style and the Etienne Decroux Mime Technique from the incomparable Rob Mermin.

Walk-ins are welcome, but the $25 workshop is by reservation or on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for more information.

When You Think of Mimes…

mimey
Is THIS what you think of?

It’s time to think again.


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.

Next Up: Adventures in Mime and Space

Theatre Kavanah, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, and Temple Sinai are proud to present…

MarceauImage 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.

PURCHASE TICKETS and get more info. 

Counting Down to the Maple Edition Plays Contest

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… 

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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; ClandestinoTunneling; 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.

This is gonna be good! Learn more and reserve tickets.

You Gotta Have Art!

WebPosterAnd boy, oh boy do we ever!

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.

Thanks, Ivan!

A Contest. A Gathering. A Happening.

Three plays enter, one play leaves!

It’s not the set-up of a bad joke, it’s the premise of an event that you won’t want to miss: The JPP Playwriting Contest – The Maple Edition on Sunday, March 23rd.


Jewish Play Writing Contest logoTheatre Kavanah
teams up with the
Jewish Plays Project to present selections from 3 new plays. We round out the event with delicious food, music by Brass Balagan, and trivia. You vote for the play you like the most.

Reserve your tickets here.

Learn more about THE EVENT and our special hotel deal.