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Mime for Beginners + Collaborative Creative Process for Adults

January 12, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Two separate 10-week workshops; students can choose to take one or both. Saturdays, December 4-18; January 8-February 19


Saturdays, December 4-February 19 | 11am-12pm

10 weeks (skipping Saturday December 25 and January 1)


Mime is a contemporary art form with ancient roots. Learn how to create invisible objects, inhabit imaginary worlds, build characters, invent creatures, and delve into impossible situations. Experiment with body language, non-verbal communication, and energy. Learn some of the basics of improvisation and play. You will interact with your fellow students and devise original mime pieces. Ages 14-100


Saturdays, December 4-February 19 | 12-1:30PM

10 weeks (skipping Saturday December 25 and January 1)


Learn how to begin working on a new performance, how to come up with masses of potential material, how to talk about the work in a way that moves it forward, how to communicate supportively and peacefully–in short, how to have a deliriously happy collaborative experience. You will work as a group to choose a theme and build performance material around it.

Students can take both classes for a discounted rate of $350.

About the Artist

Sheila Kerrigan performs and teaches in schools, colleges, and community settings. She works with young people to create original performances about issues important to them. She uses mime and drama to teach communication, creativity, conflict resolution and collaboration. She conducts mime residencies that integrate Theatre Arts, English Language Arts, Health-PE, and Social Studies curricular goals. She teaches collaborative creative processes to high school, college, and graduate students.