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Lifelong Learning Institute: Forum: Mummenschanz: Delight Without Sound


Monday, Mar 19, 2018 10:00am
LocationHylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented ByLifelong Learning Institute

Having shared a teacher with the founders of Mummenschanz, and worked with founding member and creator of the piece, “you & me,” Floriana Frassetto, Ken Elston is especially qualified to discuss his understanding of the group’s artistic oeuvre. He will also shed some light on the unique performance techniques at play in all their shows. Since 1972, the group has been dazzling audiences with their bizarre masks, theatrical forms, byplay between light and shadow, and subtle comedy. Join this lecture for a window into the staying power and popularity of Mummenschanz.

Ken Elston is the director of the School of Theater at George Mason University, teaching courses in acting and directing. His stage credits include several off-Broadway, regional companies, and universities. Internationally, Ken has had professional residencies in China and has been a guest artist for communicating science at the Lisbon Biological Sciences Institute. Ken is a member of Actor’s Equity, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and the Association of Theatre Movement Educators. He has written several dramatic plays on the Civil War, including the National Jubilee of Peace in 2011 for the City of Manassas and Prince William County, featured by the National Park Service for the war’s sesquicentennial. He was elected to the Manassas City Council in 2014.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

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