East Shore LIVE: Off The Cuff with Gary Schwartz
Gary Schwartz is an award-winning TV and film actor, director, comedian and a master improvisational acting coach. It was Garys 18-year association with world-renowned theater educator and author, Viola Spolin famous for training the very first improvisational theater troupe in the US which led to the creation of todays well-known Second City improv troupe. In 1988 Gary co-founded the Spolin Players improv troupe (www.spolinplayers.com), and is the only master teacher to have ever earned an endorsement from both Viola Spolin and her son, the legendary original director of Second City, Paul Sills.
Originally from New York State, Gary began his professional career as a mime at age 13, performing up and down the Hudson River with Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and other great folk entertainers of the 60s. In the 70s and 80s he appeared in numerous film and television projects including the Oscar-winning feature film Quest for Fire and 65 episodes of the Emmy-winning TV series Zoobilee Zoo, with Ben Vereen. Since then, as a voice actor, Gary has worked on over six hundred films and television shows. Hes worked with Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand, Tim Burton, Kenneth Brannagh and many other well-known directors.
Off the Cuff will include songs, videos, monologues, pantomimes, and even poetry that represent Gary Schwartzs career, starting out as a class clown, to his start as a 13 year old professional mime to his transition to Hollywood as a comedian, TV, film and voice actor and renowned Improv teacher. He will even lead the audience in some Theater Games and talk and take questions about his storied career. You never know what to expect!
Off the Cuff is directed and accompanied by John Chmaj.
East Shore Unitarian Church (View)
12700 SE 32 St.
Bellevue, WA 98005
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