Character and Comedy for Teens Master mime artist and comic actor Robert Rivest explores character, comedy and expression in this fascinating interactive teen program. Robert Rivest uses his famous comic mime stories and improv scenes as a fun way for teens to look at what lies beneath the surface in different written characters, and the "characters" around us, including ourselves. The program includes a mini 'hands-on' theater workshop in communication, subtext, facial expression and body language! Teens love Robert's true to life characters, awesome illusionary skills and his playful, down-to-earth sense of humor.
Laughter is the Best Medicine: Highlights the best of Robert Rivest's 20 year career as a master mime performer, comic actor, improv artist and laughter/stress relief expert. Through humorous mime stories, spoken word physical comedy and a zany cast of characters, Robert Rivest transforms an empty stage into pure hilarity! His true gift is his ability to turn everyday situations into hysterically funny experiences that teens can relate to! Robert's personal stories of growing up in Enfield, CT, are hilarious. His tales of childhood, teen-hood and high school pranks as well as his life in the performing arts and “healing arts” will move you to bursts of laughter and tears of joy! This is a cultural arts comedy event that you will never forget, full of imagery rich stories, awe inspiring mime illusion, and plenty of playful audience participation.
2018 Music: Reading Rocks! Let's Rock this Town with Laughter! Comic mime Robert Rivest entertains audiences of all ages while joyfully motivating them to read, celebrate their libraries and move to the music of nature, animals and life all around us. Using mime, comedy, and interactive playfulness, Robert highlights the musicality of life. He shares mindful ways that we can tune into our environment and dance with the tunes of nature. This fun family show is full of audience participation! In addition to Robert’s humorous and inspirational mime stories, everyone will learn cool mime movements, awesome laughter exercises and calming mindfulness activities. Together, we will act out exciting characters and stories highlighting the summer theme: Music! Laugh, Play and Move to the Sounds of Nature. We end with an interactive mime “poem” about the joys of reading and having fun at the library. Pure fun! Pure joy!
Robert Rivest is a mime/dancer with over 30 years experience performing in schools and libraries.
"If you want a program that is interactive and a lot of fun then Robert Rivest's Teen Mime Program is the program for you. The participants were laughing and imitating what Robert was doing. Teens were shown how to do mime and they had a blast."
-Margie Walker, Teen Librarian, Amesbury Public Library
"We were thrilled to host “Comedy on the Move”; everyone had a fantastic time and I've had several people ask when he'll be back! Robert Rivest is a talented and engaging mime, storyteller, and physical comedian who will captivate audiences of all ages. His interaction with the attendees elevates an already outstanding performance to a true event for all!"
_Francie Berger, Reference Librarian/Programming Coordinator Hall Memorial Library, Ellington, CT
Summer Library Program BLOCK BOOKING is Available in MA, CT, NY, NH, NJ, PA, MD, VT and ME!
Contact Robert: Email: Robert Rivest Phone: 413-519-2256
Spread joy and laughter @ your library with Comic Mime Robert Rivest