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Rob Mermin Producer, Director, Performer, Educator, Author, Lecturer, etc.

The Illustrated History “Live Documentary” Series
A “Live Documentary” is a one-man, multi-media show on a topic of personal cultural history performed live with storytelling and demonstration, and illustrated with rare and fascinating film clips. (All 90 min. programs can be condensed for 60 min. venues.)

Adventures in Mime & Space: The Legacy of Marcel Marceau
This one-man program expresses an unabashedly reverent yet critical look at the author’s teachers, Marcel Marceau and Etienne Decroux and the art of Mime. Rare documentary film footage of the masters performing, teaching and speaking is accompanied by live demonstration and personal anecdotes. (90 minutes) Click MIME for more information.

Circle of Sawdust: Mud, Myths, Magic, and Mayhem in the Circus
This is an autobiographical show with Rob telling True Tales of High Adventure and Low Comedy from forty years in the circus world. Rare and amusing historical film footage showcases Rob’s adventures in the ring in the context of 200 years of circus history. (90 minutes) Click CIRCUS for full description.

Silents Are Golden: A Celebration of Silent Cinema
A full evening of entertainment from the era of silent cinema, re-discovering The Forgotten Art of Silent Film Acting, and illustrated with a dazzling array of clips from 100 silent films! An “American Masterpieces” Arts Council selection. (90 minutes) Click SILENT FILM for full description.

The Silent Clowns: A Celebration of Silent Film Comedians
This program features Rob’s live commentary comparing the comedy styles of Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel & Hardy, Lloyd, Langdon, and others of the silent era. Fun-filled laughs with lots of film clips! The program is most fun with an inter-generational audience: kids howling at their first glimpse of slapstick, and grown-ups laughing at the screen and the kids! (60 min.)