John’s latest focus is the formation of
NOT MAN APART – Physical Theatre Ensemble.
Integrity is wholeness,
The greatest beauty is
Organic wholeness, the wholeness of
life and things, the divine beauty of
the universe, love that,
Not Man Apart from that...
-Robinson Jeffers 'The Answer'
The group’s inaugural project is headed for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
"An eye-popping, high-energy, physical retelling of Shakespeare's odyssey play."
Pushing boundaries between theatre and dance, STROPHIUM Productions and Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble present an electrifying reconstruction of Shakespeare’s romantic odyssey. Literally flying from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again, this innovative company of athletic performers brings a moving; breathtaking must see to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!
Pleasance One @ 15:00
The Pleasance Courtyard
1- 25 August, 2008
View the PERICLES REDUX trailer.
About Not Man Apart….
In the tradition of Grotowski, Meyerhold, Fellini, Cirque du Soleil and Monty Python comes Not Man Apart, STROPHIUM's latest offshoot. Their highly original brand of story-telling is born from intense ensemble training developed over the past decade. The group consists of actors, dancers, comedians and circus performers who have trained at the finest performance schools and now work both in the U.S. and abroad. Please visit www.NotManApart.com
John trained at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts before serving as Directing Fellow at The Juilliard School’s Drama Division (2003-2005). He now serves as guest faculty at NYU - TSOA’s Classical Studio. New York directing credits include: Woyzeck, Closer, and Fortinbras (Lincoln Center). On the West Coast, John is Artistic Director of both Shakespeare Santa Monica and the Big Sur Theatre Lab, and is also an Artist-in-Residence for both Pacific Repertory Theatre and the Carmel Shakespeare Festival where he has performed in well over half the Shakespearean Canon as well as West Coast and Central Coast premieres of many celebrated plays.
(Download John’s Directing and Acting Resumes see
John formerly served as Artistic Director for the Classical Theatre Training Program at the Norris Center for the Performing Arts in Palos Verdes, as well as his own Performing Arts Conservatory in Carmel, Ca called PACC.
(Click here to read more about PACC)
John's conservatory graduates went on to attended such prestigious acting programs as Harvard’s (ART), The Central School of Speech & Drama in London, Oxford and New York University.
John now serves as Artistic Director of both Shakespeare Santa Monica and the Big Sur Theatre Lab an international experimental
theatre retreat set in Big Sur, California.
(Click here to read more about John’s Annual Theatre Retreats)
Mailing address –
149 S. Barrington
Brentwood Ca 90049