Pontine Theatre Presents Leland Faulkner in World of Wonder.
February 2nd at Portsmouth's West End Studio Theatre
Saturday February 2nd, Pontine Theatre presents world-renowned performance artist, Leland Faulkner, in his one-man, family-friendly extravaganza, World of Wonder: Conjuring Characters & Comedy. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at www.pontine.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door a half-hour prior to the performance (cash & checks only) based on availability. Pontine's West End Studio Theatre is located at 959 Islington Street in Portsmouth NH. Pontine's office may be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone: 603-436-6660.
World of Wonder is a journey around the world illustrated with charming mime and awesome magic, suitable for audiences of all ages.
Leland Faulkner is a man of a thousand faces. With a few deft folds, a hat brim becomes a tour de force of twenty-five different comic character from around the world. In another moment, his hands become a shadow menagerie with nothing more than a flourish of simple gestures.
Comic characters, fantastic imagery, and wonderful mysteries are the map to Leland Faulkner's World of Wonder. Leland has performed in theatres large and small, local and international. From the stages of the United States and Canada to the theatres and circuses of Japan, Hong Kong, China and Russia, he has captured the hearts and imaginations of audiences around the globe.
Leland Faulkner's performances are a feast for the heart and mind. He is a magician, a character actor, and a mime artist. His performances stir the imagination and bridge our differences by bonding us with creative spirit, humor, and mystery. He is famed for his Shadowgraphs and Chapeaugraphy, two lost arts that have been given a fresh breath of life under his care, yet he is more than that.
Leland Faulkner has been an actor, mime, and magician for over thirty years. Early in his career he worked with Affiliate Artists as a corporate arts liaison in communities throughout the United States. For many years he partnered, toured, and taught with master mime Tony Montanaro, and was the artistic director of Celebration Barn in South Paris, Maine. In the years following he has taught and performed at major venues, schools, colleges, theatre festivals, cultural exchange programs, international circuses, and in private workshops for professional performing artists. He has also created original content and special effects for both motion picture and stage productions including the feature film Polar Express.
His theatre work has had him featured at Arts Carnival in Hong Kong, The Ojai Storytelling Festival in California, the Equitable Center in New York City. an extended tour of Japan for the Kageboushi Theatre Company, a month-long, multi-city tour of China with the Wuqiao Circus Festival in 2011, and in Russia at the Ivhesk International Circus Festival in 2012.
He has worked with Virginia Commonwealth University as an adjunct professor creating an original play, and has directed a multitude of mimes and actors in their solo and ensemble work.
Leland currently works as a performing artist, director, and independent film maker based in New England, where he continues to develop projects for stage and screen. He currently resides in Maine with the two lights of his life, his wife and daughter.