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The American Mime Theater

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6 - 7pm

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Members of the American Mime Theater. Image courtesy the American Mime Theater

Members of the American Mime Theater. Image courtesy the American Mime Theater

In a free, public event, the American Mime Theater will perform selected plays interspersed with a demonstration of the unique training methods of the medium "American Mime"

The American Mime Theatre is a professional performing Company and a School formed in 1952 by Paul J. Curtis, Founder & Director, and the creator of the medium, American Mime. The American Mime Theatre has functioned continuously since then making it the oldest professional mime theater in the world.

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.