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Florence Faculty: Commedia Dell'Arte

Commedia dell'Arte

Jim Calder
Jim Calder is the head of Movement at Tisch in the Graduate Acting department. Winner of the David Payne Carter Excellence in Teaching Award - Tisch School of the Arts and Artistic Director of La Pietra Summer Theatre Festival – Florence, Italy, Jim has directed works in New York City at Lincoln Center Institute, Pearl Theatre, and Classic Stage Company, with workshop presentations at The Public, New York Theater Workshop and HERE. Jim has been a movement consultant on Pericles at Berkeley Rep, (Director: Mark Wing-Davey), Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl (Director: Mark Wing-Davey) and Therese Raquin, starring Keira Knightley, (Director: Evan Cabnet) on Broadway. Jim has performed at The Old Globe, P.S. 122, and throughout Europe with Teatro De La Grappe. He was the lead actor and creative consultant in PBS’s Noddy and Friends TV. Jim trained at Ecole Jacques and performed under the direction of Jacques LeCoq in numerous TV specials in France.

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