Doug Berky Theatre

Literary, Theatre, Visual Arts

  • Hay Street

Service Description

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. Virtual Program: NO SHOW (K-12) / GEMS: THE WORLD’S WISDOM STORIES (K-5) NO SHOW (K-12) A performance has been scheduled, but the actor fails to show. Or does he? What will happen when a lone spectator finds himself unwittingly on stage? Doug is transformed into several characters ranging from a gorilla to a ballerina as he explores the props and masks on stage. Students experience a variety of theatre forms: mime, mask theater, circus arts, and storytelling. Curriculum Areas: Visual arts, physical fitness, communication GEMS: THE WORLD’S WISDOM STORIES (K-5) Doug Berky uses classic styles of storytelling from many cultures including masks, mime, puppetry and the power of a good story to introduce this collection of wisdom stories from around the world. All people seek to understand the world, to live in peace, to deal justly with one another. These stories of hope, peace, freedom and justice will inspire while introducing students to literature from other cultures including Greece, India, Native America, and tales from Europe and South America. Doug has three versions of this production for the different age groups including a preschool version to help introduce young students to masks and stories. Curriculum Areas: World cultures and traditions; folklore, literature, visual arts, physical fitness, communication. Grade Levels K-12 Maximums Unlimited, Varies Technical Requirements Conditions: School must organize and administer event; Call to discuss further details Technology/Software: - Call to discuss platform - Program includes live, online student interactive Q & A. Total Fee 1 Virtual Presentation - $523 ( one week) School Portion 1 Virtual Presentation - $262 (one week) References Barbara Faulk, Union County Community Arts Council, 704-283-2784, Debra Rutt, McGee's Elementary School, 919-894-7161, Website

Contact Details

  • 301 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC, USA