Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Rocky Mountain Deaf Theatre presents The Mime

A Multimedia Mime Show Tribute to Marcel Marceau, Red Skelton, & Chuck Baird

James "JJ" Jones has been deaf since birth, but can partially hear with his hearing aid. He first discovered "pantomime" at an early age by watching the Red Skelton show, which was not captioned at the time. "JJ" first performed mime in school at the age of 10.

"JJ" learned more mime just before he graduated from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (N.T.I.D.) in Rochester, NY. While there, he attended many mime workshops by Claude Kipnis, Keith Berger, Dimitri, Bernard Bragg (from the National Theatre of the Deaf), Francisco Reynders (Marcel Marceau's classmate) and many other mime artists. "JJ" improved his mime skills by observing the famous mime artist, Marcel Marceau. "JJ" fulfilled one of his lifelong dreams by meeting his role models Red Skelton and Marcel Marceau in person.

"JJ" performs mime programs ranging from street mime to multimedia presentations. He also gives mime workshops for schools and colleges. "JJ" has performed all over the USA at many schools, State Fairs, Deaf events such as Deaf Expos, Deaf Celebration, Deaf Awareness Day, and Deaf Way II (the International Deaf Conference in Washington D.C. in 2002). ). JJ has also begun to perform internationally, having recently performed at the first annual World of Mime in Paris, France honoring Marcel Marceau, and at the World Deaf Day in Bordeaux, France. (see photos under 'International', in Photo Gallery)

"JJ" has been a mime instructor at Maple Woods Community College for the Interpreter Training Program in North Kansas City, Missouri for over 15 years. He loves to teach mime to children and student interpreters.

For more info about "JJ the Mime" see

(There may be a special appearance by former Denver Broncos football player Kenny Walker.)

Rocky Mountain Deaf Theatre presents
James "JJ" Jones - The Mime
A Multimedia Mime Show Tribute to Marcel Marceau, Red Skelton and Deaf Artist Chuck Baird
Friday, April 5, Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. & Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m.
$20 cash at the door/$15 advance; $10 children under age 13

Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, CO 80010

Advance tickets can be obtained by emailing

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