My foremost director and
performance experience has been with
Paul J. Curtis, Director of
The American Mime Theatre
My ongoing studies at The American
Mime Theatre developed into ten years as a lead female
company member. The performance pieces we
perform are visually spectacular theatrical
experiences that touch the audience. Paul Curtis
has created a new art form, known as American Mime,
a unique teaching methodology. The American Mime
Theatre is a Company and a School, founded in 1952,
making it the longest running
Mime theatre in the world.
Visit their website for more detailed information:
Performances with The American Mime Theatre
Janet and Paul Curtis in "SIX"
Janet and TAMT Company in
and Katsunori Abe in "THE LOVERS"
Janet and Dale Fuller in
BACK STAGE REVIEW
By Jennie Schulman
The American Mime Theatre offered a performance at the Donnell
Library Center Auditorium on Oct. 8. The company was
founded in 1952 by Paul J. Curtis and has been
under his direction since.
delightful duo "Music Box," performed by Janet Carafa
and Mario Brufau, opened the program. Two figures
emerge from a crouched position, rising in the sharp,
jerky movements of puppets. Circling in mincing steps,
they soon begin to indicate characteristic human
behavior -- kissing, turning away from each other, and
getting into a wrangle. But before they can wreak havoc
they stop suddenly, as if their inner mechanisms had run
out, and revert to their original crouching position.
The two mimes seemed to enjoy their antics immensely. So
did the onlookers.