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Literary, Theatre, Visual Arts

Doug Berky Theatre

About the Artist

Doug Berky’s performances are an intricately woven fabric of several classic theatre forms: mime, mask and movement theatre, circus arts, and storytelling.  His training includes a B.A. in Drama from Furman University and study at the Dell’Arte School of Mime.  Before beginning his solo career in 1983, Doug toured as a performer and mask maker with Two Penny Circus, Montanaro Mime Theatre and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. 

Foibles, Fables & other Imaskinations (4th-10th ): Re-telling of old & ancient stories recounting common struggles throughout history & across cultures;  beautiful production with large masks and large hand-painted sets

Gems: The World’s Wisdom Stories (2nd-8th): Classic styles of storytelling from many cultures w/masks, mime, puppetry & the power of good story to introduce this collection of wisdom stories from around the world.

No Show (K-12): Doug transforms into several characters, from a gorilla to a ballerina as he explores the props & masks onstage. Students experience theatre forms of mime, mask theater, circus arts, storytelling.

Grade LevelsK-12
Maximums400 Students, 50-60 minutes, 3/day
Technical Requirements

Access to electrical outlet 

Total Fee1 performance- $716 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $1,320
School Portion1 performance- $358 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $660

Imaginative literature (stories, folktales, myths), its context and content, can be creatively opened to students using the theatre disciplines of mask, mime, and storytelling.  Each class will select an international folktale, myth or story.  After learning about the culture, context, story and characters, the students will create their own presentation of their selection using these theatre arts.  Theatre and mask artist Doug Berky will guide students in this creative process.

Grade LevelsK-8
Maximums30 Students
Total Fee$1,000 per day (3 day minimum)
School Portion$334 per day (3 day minimum)

References

Website

www.dougberkytheatre.com