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Contributing Editor
French journal

National Theatre School


Montreal English Critics Circle

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Don Rieder - Internationally known clown, master teacher and director

Don Rieder Don Rieder is the author of Klauniada's clown plays. Behind their pratfalls, mayhem, and laughter is a gentle pathos akin to the comedy of Keaton and Chaplin. His performances are characterized by a rubbery dexterity, energy, and invention. As a solo clown Rieder has had European tours that included performing and teaching at international mime and theatre festivals in France, Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic. He has studied at the Ecole LeCoq in Paris and received two International Research and Exchanges Board Grants to study in Prague with founding members of the famed Circus Alfred. Don Rieder who is also a certified Laban Movement Analyst, teaches circus clown/theatre clown, physical comedy, commedia dell' arte, mask and circus technique. He has taught at the National Theatre School and the Ecole national de cirque in Montreal and as artist-in-residence invited by the theatre departments of both Canadian and American universities. He is a contributing editor for the French journal GESTES, a member of the Montreal English Critics Circle and writes regularly for the websites of the National Movement Theatre Association in the United States.

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