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The InterACTive Theater of Jef

SCAD ID - #111

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Jef is a mime and variety artist currently performing at fairs and festivals, libraries and schools as The InterACTive Theater of Jef.He has performed at such places as Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston, The Strawberry Festival in Fort Mill, the Saluda County and Newberry County Libraries, and Pontiac Elementary in Elgin.He is also a teaching artist, sharing workshops and residencies in mime, mask, physical dynamics, Commedia dell'arte, melodrama and circus arts.
Jef studied Mime with C.W. Metcalf, Tony Montanaro & Jacques Lecoq.He also studied Period Dance & Style with William Burdick, Clowning with Peter Hoff and John Towsen, Acting with Bill Hickey at the H.B. Studio, and Commedia dell'arte with Joan Schirle and Donald Forrest at the Dell'Arte School.
He began his professional career with the TOUCH Mime Theater, performing for folks of all ages throughout the United States.He then created and performed as the mascot Wool E. Bull for the Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC.He began his variety arts work as one half of the duo, Ken & Jef.He now performs his wacky brand of theater for children and families as a soloist: combining mime, juggling, clowning and variety arts.

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