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Leslie Felbain

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Associate Professor, Theatre Performance

(301) 405-6672

2819 The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
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Ecole Jacques Lecoq and Atelier Serge Martin - Paris, France 1978-1981; Alexander Training Institute Teacher Certification 1991; B.S. Dance and Anatomy 1975 University of Wisconsin; Kabuki & Noh Theatre AC Scott, Augusto Boal, Monika Pagneaux Workshops with Jerzy Grotowski's Polish Theatre Lab, Theatre du Soleil, Peter Brook, Cranio-sacral Therapy, Upledger Institute Certification 2000.

Areas of Specialization/Interest:

Acting, Directing, Movement, Mask, Clown, Bouffon, Theatrical Styles, Character Development, Ensemble Work, Solo Performance, Development of Original Material, Site Specific and Community Based Performance, International/Multi-lingual Projects, Nouveau Cirque.

Professional Affiliations:

American Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, Theatre Bay Area; Association des Theatres de Poche, SSDC, NET, TCG, CuDc, Fractured Atlas, ATHE.

Representative Productions:

Artistic Director Infinite Stage; Chez Moi, Site-Seeing, Hamlet? That is the Question, The Green Bird (original translation & adaptation), L’Hiver Sous la Table, Director, Movement Director, Character Coach; The Magic Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, California Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Rep, College of Marin, New Pickle Circus, a, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Movement Coach Barry Humphries/Dame Edna, European & North American Tours Solo Shows Gullible's Travels & The Big Deal, Core Member le dal Theatre , France, Festival d’Avignon & Liege, African Continuum Theatre, Capital Fringe, Kennedy Center, Olney , Round House, Source, Baltimore Theatre Project, La Mama, Player’s Theatre, International Fringe, NYC.

Representative Publications/Research Activities:

Physical Performance, Synthesis of physical approach to theatre training in Europe and psycho-emotional training in the US, Performance as Research/The Journey, an Exploration of Home.

Honors and Awards:

CRGE/MPRC Qualitative Research Grant , CTE Lilly Teaching Fellow, CAPA, Vermont Governor’s Institute on the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, Artist in Education, Nuclear Weapons Freeze & Physicians for Social Responsibility/The Big Deal, Oval House Theatre, London, Guest Artist; Colgate University, University of Michigan, Warwick University, Festival de Teatro de la Habana.