Mr YooWho's Holiday
About the Artists
Moshe Cohen is an internationally acclaimed performer and teacher, who has given over 2000 performances in 40 countries during his 30 year career. He performs on stages of all sizes, for audiences of all ages, in international festivals, theaters, schools, circuses, varieté shows and events beyond description. This year (2010), Moshe played the Okinawa International Youth Theater Festival, St. Luke's Hospital in Tokyo, Theater Op De Market Festival (Hassled, Belgium), Miami Festival (Medallion, Colombia), Anjos do Picadeiro (Rio de Janeiro), as well as 20 shows and 15 workshops in training schools in Rangoon and Mandalay (Burma).
When not performing, Moshe teaches contemporary clown for performers. He teaches workshops worldwide in Theater, Circus, Clown and Film Schools, Universities, as well as Zen centers. He also teaches extensively to those looking to Humor their Human in Zen and Mindfulness centers. He often teaches workshops in collaboration with Zen Masters including Bernie Glassman, Wendy Egyoku Nakao, and Heinz-Jürgen Metzger.
As the founder of Clowns Without Borders-USA, he is involved in bringing performances and workshops to refugee camps and conflict zones worldwide. Since his first experiences performing in Guatemalan refugee camps in Chiapas Mexico in 1987, Moshe has been deeply committed to bringing laughter to release tensions in crisis spots around the world. His latest projects have taken him to Sudan, Haiti, and Burma/Myanmar.
Jubilith Moore is the Artistic Director of Theatre of Yugen and has been with the company, and a student of its Founder Yuriko Doi since 1993. She has studied Noh with Richard Emmert, Akira Matsui and Kinue Oshima (Kita school). While under a Japan Foundation Fellowship in Tokyo, she continued training with Richard Emmert and had the honor of studying with Kanze School Noh master Shiro Nomura, Kyogen master Yukio Ishida (Izumi school) and Kotsuzumi Noh drum with Mitsuo Kama (Ko school.)
With Theatre of Yugen she has performed in Janine Beichman's Drifting Fires (1993); The award winning Kokoro / True Heart (1994) by Velina Hasu Houston; the Tsure role in the modern Noh play, The Well of Ignorance (or Down the Dark Well) (1997) by Dr. Tomio Tada and adapted by Erik Ehn; a Noh adaptation of William Butler Yeats' Purgatory (1998) which was also part of the Snow in a Silver Bowl National tour (1999); in several productions of Noh Christmas Carol (1993, '96, '97) by Cianna Pamintuan Stewart with Theatre of Yugen; September 2001 in Erik Ehn's Crazy Horse, later remounted for a Japan-US tour and renamed The Moon of the Scarlet Plums (2005). Theatre of Yugen was honored by an invitation to perform Moon at the Aichi World EXPO 2005. Ms. Moore continues to add new roles and plays to her Kyogen repertoire. She recently assisted in the translation of the Kyogen Shuron (A Religious Dispute, 2008) and prior to this experience, she assisted with the translation of Futari-bakama (Two in One Hakama, 2006). Most recently she had the good fortune to perform the central role in the Kyogen classic Uri nusubito (The Melon Thief) alongside the Green River in beautiful Amasya, Turkey as part of Yuriko Doi's Innovations in Noh Tradition which was presented as part of the Year of Japan in Turkey and the Amasya Cultural Arts Festival.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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