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.
Librarian and Library Staff, Stress Relief Robert Rivest offers creative stress relief workshops, in-services and staff development training for librarians and staff! His most popular staff development program for libraries is part comic relief and part stress relief tips from mindfulness meditation, tai-chi and laughter yoga. The laughter and improv team building exercises are tons of fun! The take away stress relief tips are very effective for work in the library and every day life. It can be a great stress reliever for the whole population, a library conference keynote, worksop, breakout session or a special staff workshop/in-service/training.
2019 Summer Reading Theme! Space "A Universe of Stories" First Man on the Moon
Space: First Mime on the Moon! Robert Rivest is a funny guy, he even makes space funny. Using mime, comedy, and interactive stories, Robert explores a universe of humorous space stories. He combines classic mime artistry with hilarious highlights of space travel and the Apollo Moon Landing. With plenty of audience participation, Robert brings his sensational space stories to life before your eyes! In addition to his ‘Universe of Stories,’ everyone will learn cool mime illusions. Together we will act out how to be a test pilot, go through astronaut training, take a rocket into outer space, float around in weightlessness, walk on the moon and more. The fun we will have with movement, expression, imagination and laughter, is truly "out of this world!"
Inner Space: Time to Space-Out A workshop on the power of down time. The art of doing nothing. In this fast paced multitasking world it easy to want to fill every moment. Robert shares the importance of setting time aside to do nothing. Call it what you will, space-out time, do-nothing time, unplugged time or nap time . . . it is extremely valuable. Non-doing time can help you clear your mind, reflect on what you have learned, see life from a new angle, be more creative and relieve stress.
Summer Fun @ Your Library! This is a pure celebration of everything that we love about summer. Comic mime Robert Rivest performs his favorite stories about summer and invites audience members to join in. Stories about the sun, swimming, camping, travel, friendship, ice cream, late nights, lightening bugs and more! This fun family show is full of audience participation! In addition to Robert’s humorous and inspirational mime theater stories, everyone will learn amazing mime illusions and how to create their own mime story. Together, we will act out exciting characters and stories highlighting summer fun! Robert Rivest studied mime, dance, improvisation and acting in Paris and NYC. He brings over 20 joy filled years of experience to every performance.
"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: Phone: 413-519-2256
Contact Robert: Email: Robert Rivest Phone: 413-519-2256
Spread joy and laughter @ your library with Comic Mime Robert Rivest