Sheila Kerrigan, The Mime Who Talks!

Sheila Kerrigan, The Mime Who Talks!

Sheila Kerrigan performs her show, The Scientific Mime, or, What’s Up With Gravity? for children in grades 2-5. Science and Mime?! Once you’ve seen a mime struggling against invisible forces like gravity, pulls, and inertia, they become as real as concrete. After you’ve repeated sound and motion gestures for key vocabulary with the mime, you won’t forget what they mean. Audience interaction, and belly laughs, included.

She teaches workshops on mime, juggling, movement for actors, creating original performance, and collaboration. She teaches teachers and artists how and why to integrate the arts with non-arts curricular content. Author of The Performer’s Guide to the Collaborative Process, she guides young people, including youth at risk, in collaborative creative processes to devise original performances about issues important to them. Formerly a fellow with the A+ Schools Program, she is the president of the Southeast Center for Arts Integration and a member of Alternate ROOTS. She has taught Community-Based Performance at Duke. A member of TOUCH Mime Theater for 17 years, and director for Jelly Educational Theater for 4 years, she has performed and/or taught in 22 states.

Proof of insurance available upon request. ASC does NOT hold current documentation.


  2310 Stansbury Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516


(919) 360-0690

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Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes