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joyUNSPEAKABLE Productions

Artist's Narrative

 joyUNSPEAKABLE Productions Mark Abbati is a student of Marcel Marceau, and is inspired by the work of Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel, and Shields & Yarnelle.  He mixes a unique style of silent interactive performing with a delicate touch of humor, for a joyUNSPEAKABLE performance.  As a mime, Mark is able to capture his audience with a full range of human emotions as well as precise skilled mime illusions.  As a living statue, Mark has an incredible ability to strike motionless, yet animated, action poses.  It can be said that Mark is a master of silent communication. 

In over 30 years of professional experience, Mark has performed and instructed at every level of education, from pre-K through college.  A few notable professional performances include the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, winning the Maxwell House Talent Show, and a performance for President Ronald Reagan.

Mark offers four shows that address Ohio content standards (three in mime and one as Uncle Sam).  He also offers interactive strolling performances, including mime, living statues and characters. Mark is available for schools, fairs, festivals, libraries, corporate and private events.

Here is what others have said about Mark:
'I have never seen such command of the audience.'  viewing artist
'My students were glued the entire program.'  elementary teacher
'Come work with me.'  Marcel Marceau

Availability

Upon request.
This artist is based in Columbus. Travel charges may apply for schools outside of the area.

Programs Available

The Friendly Face (Grade levels K-2)
Mark’s warm approach helps the younger ones discover the friendly character behind the white faced mime.  Sitting down on their level he shows & tells how & why make-up is used.
Activity Options:
The Friendly Face
  • Duration: 20-30 min.
  • Fees: $200/ $150 each addt'l. Mileage is $.50/ mile for shows outside of central Ohio.
  • Requirements: Large, clean, open space (classroom appropriate). 30 students max.

The Way 2 Go Show (Grade levels K-5)
A captivating mime demonstrates character building with creative movement, expression & mime illusions. The principles of sharing, caring, giving, support, respect and cooperation are easy to see through various skits.
Activity Options:
The Way 2 Go Show
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Fees: $400/ $600 for two back-to-back. Mileage is $.50/ mile for shows outside of central Ohio. Free lunchroom visit when two shows are booked.
  • Requirements: Large, clean, open space (stage, multipurpose room, or gym). 200 students max.

The US History Fun Show (Grade levels K-5)
A dynamic star spangled Uncle Sam gets everyone excited about American history. Learning academic standards is fun, with music, games, prizes and creative stories. Discover the standards through stories like Three Branches, Sam’s Box, Olde Glory, and Lady in the Water.
Activity Options:
The US History Fun Show
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Fees: $400/ $600 for two back-to-back. Mileage is $.50/ mile for shows outside of central Ohio. Free lunchroom visit when two shows are booked.
  • Requirements: Large, clean, open space (stage, multipurpose room, or gym). 200 students max.

The Way It Works Show (Grade levels K-12, adult)
The animated laws of science and physics.  Through many skilled mime techniques and illusions, Mark helps young people see the effects of natural laws (motion, gravity, force, resistance & inertia).
Activity Options:
The Way It Works Show
  • Duration: 45 - 60 min.
  • Fees: $400/ $600 for two back-to-back. Mileage is $.50/ mile for shows outside of central Ohio. Free lunchroom visit when two shows are booked.
  • Requirements: Large, clean, open space (stage, multipurpose room, or gym). 200 students max.

Lecture/Demonstration: The Artist...A Work in Process (Grade levels 3-12, adult)
Mark will explain the development of his art form as a career from mime to living statues and character performing. The fundamental skills & techniques of each type of performance will b e demonstrated.
Activity Options:
The Artist...A Work in Process
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Fees: $300/ $450 for two back-to-back. Mileage is $.50/ mile for shows outside of central Ohio. Free lunchroom visit when two shows are booked.
  • Requirements: Large, clean, open space (stage, multipurpose room, or gym). 200 students max.

Workshop: Mime (1) Movement, Expression & Character (Grade levels K-12, adult)
In this workshop students will learn the disciplines involved in the fundamental and advanced skills and techniques of mime, statues, and character performing.
Activity Options:
Workshop: Mime (1) Movement, Expression & Character
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Fees: Only $150 when booked with show. Booked separately: $250/ $400 for two back-to-back, or $1000 per day. Mileage is $.50/ mile for shows outside of central Ohio. Free lunchroom visit when two workshops are booked.
  • Requirements: Large, clean, open space (stage, multipurpose room, or gym). 30 students max.

Workshop: Mime (2) Skills & Techniques (Grade levels K-12, adult)
In this workshop students will learn the disciplines involved in the advanced skills and techniques of mime.  The use of imagination, spacial design and point fix are used to create mime illusions.
Activity Options:
Workshop: Mime (2) Skills & Techniques
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Fees: Only $150 when booked with show. Booked separately: $250/ $400 for two back-to-back, or $1000 per day. Mileage is $.50/ mile for shows outside of central Ohio. Free lunchroom visit when two workshops are booked.
  • Requirements: Large, clean, open space (stage, multipurpose room, or gym). 30 students max.