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.
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
Leslie has toured nationally and internationally (as an actor) with NYC's Elevator Repair Service and was dramaturg with choreographer Molly Shanahan.
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.