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Doug Berky Theatre

Doug Berky Theatre

Doug Berky has been creating and evolving his own brand of physical theater for over thirty years. His original performances are an intricately woven fabric of Commedia Del Arte, physical comedy, mime, mask theatre, clowning, circus arts, and storytelling. Doug is known internationally for his mask

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The Magic of Mask Theater and Exploring Communication and Cooperation with Masks


Program Description

Older students focus on physical and vocal exercises to help understand how we communicate. Theater games and exercises are used to teach observation skills, communication skills and development of imagination and improvisation skills. Theater and masks are used as a tool to explore literature and character through interactive exercises. Younger students use physical theater games to discover


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Program Detail

Program type: Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Theater
Subject: Theatre Arts
Population Served Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Year round availability

Length of :Program 60 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Clear, clean area for students and Doug to move around. No tech.


Schools, libraries, performing arts centers, theaters

Fees / Ticketing:

$350 per workshop; must be scheduled with a performance; $700 for 2 workshops when booked with an assembly performance; Four workshops in one day w/0 performance – $1200


NC Standard Course of Study:

R7 = Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

SL2 = Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

NC Essential Standards:

Theatre Arts K.C.1.4.C.1 Use movement, voice and writing to communicate ideas and feelings

K.C.1.1 Use non-verbal expression to communicate movement elements

4.C.1.1 Use a variety of postures, gaits and mannerisms to express character in the presentation of stories

4 C.1.2 Apply appropriate vocal elements of volume, pitch, rate, tone, articulation and vocal experession to various types of literature and storytelling

5.C.2 Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings

Supporting Materials


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
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


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Heath Springs Elementary, 159 Solar RD, Heath Springs, SC, Jacque Leis, 704-526-7305; St.. Mary Magdeline Catholic School, Apex, NC, Kelly Weimer, 919-720-7269