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Reed Steele

About the artist

Reed Steele is a mime based in Oregon, Ohio. Reed has been practicing his craft for more than 35 years, and he has been a teaching artist with Arts for Learning for 30 of those years. Reed has a B.A. in Theatre and a B.S. in Physical Education Health, both of which contribute to his work as a mime. “Mime is the art of physical acting, telling stories without words,” Reed says. “My style is a cross between Red Skelton, Dick Van Dyke, and Marcel Marceau.” In addition to being an accomplished mime, Reed is also the Board President of the Oregon Community Theatre and a NASA Aerospace Education Specialist. While he believes mime has something to offer all students, he believes it’s especially valuable for more introverted children. “Some kids have the gift of gab, while others struggle with words,” he says. “The art of mime can help students express themselves and their ideas through nonverbal communication. It can help them build self-confidence in public presentations and performances, and give them a greater appreciation for the art of mime.”

Programs

Learning the Language of Silence

Workshop

Students will learn the concepts of telling a story with a beginning, middle and end using only body language. Through hands-on activities, theatre games, and mime illusions, they will be able to demonstrate ideas, thoughts and emotions using their bodies and facial expressions.

This program meets standards in Communication Critical Thinking Language Arts Listening & Speaking
  • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 30
Single: $85 Multiple: $75

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Masks, Mime, and Imagination

Performance

Students will be introduced to the art of mime and the potential of expression and imagination. Mime, sign language, and audience participation combined with humor make this a memorable event.

This program meets standards in 21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Life Skills
  • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 300
Single: $300 Double: $550

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Indiana Mime: Raiders of the Lost Art

Performance

Through mime, sign language, music, and audience participation, students will learn how Indiana has played a big role in shaping American history, culture and events through famous astronauts, comedians, jazz, sports, and more

This program meets standards in Indiana History Social Studies U.S. History & Culture
  • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 300
Single: $300 Double: $550

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