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Ms. Leslie Buxbaum Danzig

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Phone: (773) ***-****  
Email: l***@***.edu
Local Address:  Illinois , United States
University of Chicago
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago , Illinois 60637
United States

Company Description: Founded by oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, the University of Chicago is a private, nondenominational institution of higher learning. Scientists at the University...   more

Employment History

  • Guest Lecturer
    University of Chicago
  • Curator
    Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry
  • Program Curator
    Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry
  • Artistic Director
  • Program Curator
  • Resident Director

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director
    500 Clown
  • Founder
  • Founder
47 Total References
Web References
Chicago Children's Theatre to present 2012-13 season at Ruth Page - Theatre News - Theatre In Chicago, 6 June 2012 [cached]
In addition to welcoming its audience to one convenient destination all season, Chicago's #1 presenter of top-quality professional children's theater is thrilled to confirm three wildly imaginative productions for 2012-2013 - the Chicago premiere of a new musical version of Harold and the Purple Crayon, directed by Sean Graney (Oct. 11-Nov. 4, 2012), an adaptation of the Newberry Medal winning novel Bud, Not Buddy, directed by Derrick Sanders (Jan. 12-Feb. 24, 2013), and the world premiere of The Elephant & The Whale, created by Frank Maugeri, co-directed by Maugeri and Leslie Buxbaum Danzig, with a script by Seth Bockley and music by Kevin O'Donnell, produced in association with Redmoon (Apr. 10-May 26, 2013).
Co-directed by Frank Maugeri and Leslie Buxbaum Danzig
Co-directed by Leslie Buxbaum Danzig (of 500 Clown), this epic tale invites audiences of all ages to discover the majesty of the largest animals on our planet, and a story of friendship conquering the sea itself.
Leslie Buxbaum Danzig (co-director) co-created Lucky Plush Productions' The Better Half, which premiered at MCA Chicago and tours in 2012-2013 throughout the US. She was resident director with 500 Clown for 10 years, directed Redmoon's Hunchback at New Victory Theater (NYC), and is Program Curator for the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at University of Chicago.
DOG Theater-Leslie Buxbaum Danzig (4b), 13 Feb 2007 [cached]
Leslie Buxbaum Danzig
Leslie founded DOG and conceived and directed its first two productions, Interference and Windows Server 2003/Active Directory Infrastructure for PAC/edge 2003 and 2004, presented by Performing Arts Chicago.Also a founding member of 500 Clown, Leslie directed 500 Clown Frankenstein and 500 Clown Macbeth, which have performed at Chicago venues including Lookingglass Theater, Loop Theater and Theater on the Lake.She co-directed Redmoon Theater's Hunchback at Steppenwolf Studio and the Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater at the Public Theater, NYC.
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With NYC's Elevator Repair Service, Leslie has developed and performed in works at P.S. 122 and toured to Berliner Festwochen (Germany), the Walker Art Center (MN), Wexner Center for the Arts (OH), On The Boards (WA), Diverseworks (TX), and Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (OR).She has directed and performed original work at venues in NYC, Chicago and with 3 Legged Race in Minneapolis, and was assistant director to Julie Taymor on The Green Bird with Theater for a New Audience.Leslie trained in physical theater and clown with Jacques Lecoq, Philippe Gaulier and Ronlin Foreman.
Performing Arts Chicago - PAC/edge, 14 June 2002 [cached]
Leslie Buxbaum Danzig and DOG
Moderated by Leslie Buxbaum Danzig, this session will engage members of the public in exploring topics such as our expectations about how meaning is created and how to take risks without alienating audiences.
Leslie is the artistic director of DOG and company member/director with 500 Clown.For more info, please contact Leslie at or 312-697-0722.
Maximum enrollment: 16
DOG/Jon Sherman
About Face Theatre announces ..., 3 Dec 2010 [cached]
About Face Theatre announces the extension of "Float" by AFT Artistic Associate Patricia Kane, directed by 500 Clown founder Leslie Buxbaum Danzig.
Welcome to About Face Theatre, 8 April 2012 [cached]
Leslie Buxbaum Danzig (Director)
Leslie Buxbaum Danzig(Director) Leslie Buxbaum Danzig is a founding member of the Chicago-based physical theater company 500 Clown, where she co-created and directed 500 CLOWN MACBETH, 500 CLOWN FRANKENSTEIN, 500 CLOWN CHRISTMAS, and 500 CLOWN AND THE ELEPHANT DEAL, which have had multiple runs at Chicago theaters including Steppenwolf and Lookingglass, and which tour regularly to theaters and universities throughout the US and abroad. Leslie directed Redmoon Theater's HUNCHBACK at Redmoon Central, NYC's New Victory Theater, and University of Chicago's Rockefeller Chapel, and co-directed Blair Thomas & Co.'s THE OX-HERDER'S TALE at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in MD. Leslie has toured nationally and internationally (as an actor) with NYC's Elevator Repair Service and was dramaturg with choreographer Molly Shanahan.
Leslie trained in physical theater at Ecole Jacques Lecoq and in clown with Philippe Gaulier.
Leslie is a lecturer at University of Chicago, and also teaches at Northwestern University and Chicago High School for the Arts. Leslie is currently co-directing an original dance-theater production with Julia Rhoads/Lucky Plush Productions, which will premiere at the Museum of Contemporary Art in 2011, and helping launch the premiere of 500 CLOWN TRAPPED in Spring 2011.
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