Leland Faulkner - Other Comedy Act | Portland, Maine(no reviews)
Based In: Portland, Maine
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Leland Faulkner’s performances appeal internationally. His performances have taken him all over the U.S. and to Russia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Spain, and Turkey. His unique imagination has created a program that is both sophisticated and accessible. Classical conjuring, light hearted humor, physical theatre, and amazing shadows create a unique and original performance.
Depending on which of his multiple programs you witness you’ll be astounded by his versatility. From character shows like Wally Wiggins, the crazy comical wonder worker, to the Americana of Doc Hokum’s Travelling Me ... dicine Show, or his hugely popular family oriented program World of Wonder, you’ll be astounded at the variety, entertainment, and humor in each.
As just part of his repertoire, you’ll have to prepare for a parade of amazing characters as a hat brim that is impossibly twisted into an infinite number of humorous characters from around the world. See shadows come to life using only a pair of hands. Laugh at the classic humor of Nasruddin, the wise fool of the Muslim world, as he encounters an invisible chicken, and journey to Old Japan with magical storytelling. You will witness near miracles of prestidigitation, acting, storytelling, and much, much more.
Whatever part of his vast repertoire Leland presents, you will find an entrancing world that enlightens, as well as entertains.
Performing Artist & Film Maker
Leland Faulkner is a performing artist, film-maker, and producer. For thirty years he has created original theatre, and short films.
For four years Leland was the Artistic Director and co-owner of The Celebration Barn in South Paris, Maine, allowing Leland to expand his vision of what theatre training in New England could be; an international exchange of ideas and techniques that could provide students with all the essential skills to become a rounded performing artist. Leland brought Celebration Barn to the international arena during his ... four year tenure there by bringing in master teachers in disciplines as wide ranging as physical comedy and voice..
Leland has worked in a variety of roles within the film and television industry including lecturing and editing for The Hollywood Film Institute, and producing and editing for The City of Santa Barbara. He consulted on the feature film The Polar Express, and won a national award of excellence for his documentary Theatre & Inspiration in 2007. Most recently he was the winner of the Maine Short Film Competition for his short fiction film The King O’ Cats in the summer of 2007 which has gone on to win Best Children’s Feature at the International Independent Film and Video Festival, and four Accolade Award including the award of excellence for creativity and originality.
Leland also teaches and directs both privately and in academic workshops. These workshops are focused on performance development for professionals and aspiring students. They events are held at the Montanaro/Hurll Retreat in Casco, Maine, Celebration Barn in South Paris, Maine, and at Colleges, Universities, and professional programs around the country. These workshops provide professional and aspiring artists with methods for developing performance material and stagecraft, as well as the exploration of challenging improvisational techniques.
Leland’s theatre is crafted from the mime’s physicality, the actor's imagination, and the magician’s love of illusion. His one man variety show is perfect by itself or in a revue. Leland's performance is designed for the whole family and has toured international venues like the International Arts Carnival in Hong Kong, festivals in China, Russia, and Canada multi-city tour of Japan, Las Vegas, and the Thousand Oaks Civic Center in California.
Leland is an amazing mime artist, and magiican. Incredibly funny, and deeply profound, his range as a performer demonstrates a remarkable versatility.
Leland is a master of the lost art of shadowgraphy or hand shadows, and can conjure up a menagerie of silhouettes using only his hands, and the simplest of elements.
Check out his website at www.lelandfaulkner.com
Previous clients include:
Cirque Vaudreuil-Dorion, Montreal, Canada
Ivheshk Internatiional Circus Festival, Ivheshk, Russia
Little Ladies and Little Gentlemen's Festival, Ankara, Turkey
LAVA Fest, Maine, USA
Phyzgig, Maine, USA
Festival of Fools, Vermont, USA
International Arts Carnival, Hong Kong
Mohonk Mountain House, New York, USA
Smoky HIll River Festival, Kansas, USA
Asian Arts Presenters/Kageboushi, Japan
Charleston Heights Performing Arts Center, Las Vegas, USA
Magic on Manhattan, New York City, USA
Theatres Festivals Circus Club Corporate Events Product Launches Trade Shows Christmas Party Events Bar Mitzvah Bat Mitzvah Gala Dinners After Dinner Entertainment.
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Available to tour worldwide
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