ARNE ZASLOVE, director

    Guest Artist

Arne Zaslove has served as director of Pomp, Duck and Circumstance, a circus-cabaret-restaurant in Berlin, and for Teatro ZinZanni in Seattle.  He has been a consultant for Cirque du Soleil in clowning and physical performance for Kooza, Delirium and Corteo
In a 40-year career as a theatre director and a specialist in physical theatre, Arne has directed hundreds of theatre pieces from Shakespeare to solo clown performances.  In his 20-year tenure as Artistic Director of the Bathhouse Theatre in Seattle, he created many collage or devised shows, in which a seamless evening is woven together from diverse material and unique skill acts.  Since he served as Artistic Director of the National Theatre School of Canada, Arne has nurtured the talents of countless performers.  He brought his expertise to the Pickle Family Circus in San Francisco, creating the show “Café des Artistes”. He has served as creative consultant to internationally renowned performer David Shiner, and Commedia dell’ Arte consultant for the musical The Glorious Ones (by the team that created Ragtime for Broadway), which premiered at Lincoln Center in 2007.

Arne directed the Black Box Opera Company’s Sondheim, Weill, & Newman: A Cabaret at The Columbia City Cabaret as well as two one-act operas, by Ned Rorem.  He is currently freelance directing and is teaching at The School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts, (SANCA) in Georgetown.