Sunday, October 07, 2007

the new dynamic duo

(This post is from the blog of the Mother of Invention Acting School in San Francisco ( an acting class in San Francisco for serious, motivated students.)

I am VERY pleased to announce that I will have a partner in crime for the cycle of the
Advanced Class beginning in January (will meet on Wednesday nights): Denmo Ibrahim, the
co-founder of the acclaimed San Francisco theater ensemble Mugwumpin. She will be
teaching one component of the class, in which she will bring her extensive background in various physical theater disciplines to bear in way that will support us in our ongoing work to cultivate a
free and animated physical instrument capable of directed powerful interventions in the
worlds we are living in, and will help equip us for the physical boldness asked of us in our
preliminary steps into the world of Shakespeare.

I have included Denmo's bio below. It speaks for itself!

For those of you who have only done one cycle of the Essentials class but would like to get
in on this, let me remind you that there is a Tuesday night cycle of the Essentials class
starting October 16.

Cheers, be well,


Denmo Ibrahim is a founder and co-Artistic Director of mugwumpin, San Francisco's
award winning performance company. Locally, she has been commissioned to create new
ensemble-built performances for Theatre of Yugen, foolsFURY, Shotgun Players, Golden
Thread, Root Division, and EXIT Theatre. In May, she was awarded the TBA New Work
Fund for emerging playwrights for a world premiere produced by Golden Thread
scheduled for 2008. As a performer, she has been nominated for the "Irene Ryan Acting
Award" (Boston) and a "Joseph Jefferson Award "(Chicago) for Best Actress in a Lead Role.
In San Francisco, Denmo has served on the selection committee for the Playwrights
Foundation and was a member of The Gym at The Magic for the development of
experimental work. She has studied commedia dell'arte with Antonio Fava at the
International Stage in Italy, acrobatics with Mirco Ferri, and intensive training with Giovanni
Fusetti `s clown pedagogy: The Red Nose. Denmo is a graduate of Boston University and
holds an M.F.A. in Lecoq-Based: Actor Created Physical Theatre from Naropa University.
She offers private workshops for theatre companies and public programs for youth and
adults in ensemble creation. This fall she will be teaching a Neutral Mask intensive
sponsored by The Exploratorium.

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