K-2, 3-5, Middle school, High school
Storytelling, Theatre, Visual Arts
$750 one performance; $1300 two performances, same site/same day
Mr. Berky will travel from South Carolina, so he will need a minimum of 3 consecutive days if not routed in the area.
No restrictions/ based on availability
Doug Berky has been creating and evolving his own brand of physical theater for over thirty years. His performances weave together classic theatre forms of mime, mask theatre, circus arts, physical comedy and storytelling. Doug is also known internationally for his mask construction. He designs and constructs the masks for his own performances as well as creates all of the sets, choreography, scripts and many of the costumes.
GEMS: THE WORLD’S WISDOM STORIES – (PreK-5th & Family)
Doug Berky uses classic styles of storytelling from many cultures including masks, mime, puppetry and the power of a good story to introduce this collection of wisdom stories from around the world. All people seek to understand the world, to live in peace, to deal justly with one another. These stories of hope, peace, freedom, and justice will inspire while introducing students to literature from other cultures including Greece, India, Native America, and tales from Europe and South America. Doug has three versions of this production for the different age groups including a preschool version to help introduce young students to masks and stories.
GEMS Video Link: https://youtu.be/iuvgqz6m72M
For Teachers – Study Guides: https://loydartists.com/images/resources/MainStudyGuide.pdf
NO SHOW – (K-College & Family)
A performance has been scheduled, but the actor fails to show. Or does he? What will happen when a lone spectator finds himself unwittingly on stage? Doug is transformed into several characters ranging from a gorilla to a ballerina as he explores the props and masks on stage. Students experience a variety of theatre forms: mime, mask theater, circus arts, and storytelling. The performance pieces vary in length, characters, and subject depending on the age of the audience.
NO SHOW Video Link: https://youtu.be/gAw2vKoYqi0
For Teachers – Study Guide: https://loydartists.com/images/resources/MainStudyGuide.pdf
FOIBLES, FABLES & OTHER IMASKINATIONS (4th -8th)
A beautiful and striking retelling of old, even ancient stories that speak to common human struggles experienced throughout history and across cultures and the humor and spirit summoned to resolve them. Stories that may be included in the performance are “A Simple Gift”, a medieval story from France about giving; The Tiger’s Whisker, an ancient Korean story about healing; “It Could Always be Worse”, a Yiddish tale from Eastern Europe about counting our blessings; and “The Crocodile and the Monkey”, a Jataka tale of caution from India. Some of these tales will make you laugh, some will make you think, and all will entertain and delight.
Foibles Video Link: https://youtu.be/Pjo2Kx_lb5c
For Teachers – Study Guides: http://loydartists.com/images/resources/FOIBLESateachersguide.pdf
Residencies and Workshops
Doug has specifically designed residencies of one day to three weeks for elementary to college students and for theater students and professionals including: Mask Making • Mask Theater Technique • Mime • Physical Theater and Comedy • Commedia Del Arte Workshops in communications, movement, cooperation, healing & humor are available for elementary students to adults.
Workshop and Residency Fee: call for fee
108 Rainfall CT, Pickens, SC 29671
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