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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Don’t Send in the Clowns: Mime Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Quiet

Don’t Send in the Clowns: Mime Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Quiet by hyperallergic.com "Perhaps mime’s biggest challenge to being widely appreciated is convincing producers to put it in theaters. “It’s not that we don’t have the public,” Goldston said. “It’s just harder to get the theater people to take the chance.”With their experience of running companies and producing shows, Baumwoll and Barbour understand the difficulties of marketing mime. “We’ve had company members who think we should take ‘mime’ out of our title,” Baumwoll said. “When we advertise, we balance the imagery with language that gives off an idea that we’re accessible.” The poster for their most recent show, Above Below, is a company member in a white t-shirt underwater, swimming toward an angelically lit surface. “I want mime to gain back some of its respect,” Baumwoll said. “It needs to be on a stage and it needs to be live.”" Set some time aside to learn more about this amazing form of acting HERE

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