Tony Montanaro's "Mime Spoken Here" is a full mime course on 2 full length DVDs available through mimedance.com
Tony Montanaro founded Celebration Barn in 1972 and developed it into a world-renowned theater school for mime, improvisation, storytelling, and other performing arts.
Born in Paulsboro, New Jersey on September 10, 1927, Tony Montanaro earned a theater degree from Columbia University and began performing stock theater with actors such as Jason Robards and Jackie Cooper. After seeing Marcel Marceau's historic 1956 performance at New York's Phoenix Theatre, Montanaro flew to Paris to study with Marceau and with Marceau's teacher, Etienne Decroux.
Montanaro had a long career of rave-review performances in Europe and the United States. He designed and hosted the award-winning CBS-TV children's show Pretendo.
In the years before his death in 2002, Montanaro continued to teach and direct at Celebration Barn and toured widely with his wife, Karen Hurll Montanaro. In 1995, the Montanaros authored Mime Spoken Here: The Performer's Portable Workshop, a guide to the craft of mime, character work, and improvisation.
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