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"Have Fun, Be True."

ART

is LOVE

is ART

© 2019 Barbara Ann Michaels 

Barbara@JesterOfThePeace.com

646-648-0128 | PO 715, NYC, 10024

ARTIST CV

AUDIENCE-INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE & INSTALLATION | WRITING

Barbara Ann Michaels, Jester of the Peace, makes a career of the interplay of love, art, and comedy. She creates humorous participatory performances and installations in which people self-express authentically, connect in sudden truth, and have transformational experiences before they realize it. In addition to auto-biographical shows and writing, she devises interactive events as awakening takes on shared cultural experiences, e.g. voting, phones, olympics, holidays, dinner, and weddings. 

ORIGINAL WORK

2019

Juggling as Meditation | Newark Museum | Newark, NJ

Happy Habits | Newark Museum | Newark, NJ

AND NOW:HUMAN Season 1 | USA Living Room Tour

AND NOW:WOMAN Season 5 | USA Living Room Tour

Love Letter Lounge | The Assemblage NOMAD | New York, NY

Love Letter Lounge | Thankful.org Girls | New York, NY

Lickers & Watchers | Parade of Love  | New York, NY

Love Letter Lounge | The Love Economy Love Fest | New York, NY

Immigration BFF | Human Rights Arts Festival |Immigration | NYC

Jester Of The Peace | Love Immersive | Moontribe | NYC

Do The River | Riverdale Riverfest | Riverdale, NY

Holy Humor | One Spirit Interfaith Seminary | New York, NY

Clown Curious | The Hive at Claremont College | Los Angeles, CA

Hidden Languages of Business| WE@Brown | Brown University | Providence, RI  

Clown Curious for Facilitators | Creative Problem Solving Institute | Buffalo, NY

Seven Senses Stroll | Applied Improvisation Network Conference | NY, NY

2018

AND NOW:WOMAN Season 4 | USA Living Room Tour

        New York City, Philadelphia, Newark, NJ, Washington, DC

Seven Senses Stroll | AirBnB Experiences | New York, NY

Love Letter Lounge | Settepani & Spaces NYC | New York, NY

First Church of Comedy | Connection Camp | Summit New Jersey

9 Million I Love You's | HeyTide Sunrise | Secret City | New York, NY

Meet the Heartist Collective | Performing the World | New York, NY

The Head of the Matter | Human Rights Arts Festival |Mental Health 2 | NYC

Stranger In a Normal Land | Human Rights Arts Festival | New York, NY

Great Fullness | ABC Carpet & Home Thanksgiving | New York, NY

11 Kevins | Failsafe Festival Share | New York, NY

Get Close | Music On The Inside Fundraiser | New York, NY

Measuring Love | Riverdale Riverfest | Riverdale, NY

Eat Your Art Out | Heartist Collective |GaleriaZero pop-up | New York, NY

Meet the Heartist Collective | Performing the World | New York, NY

Clown Curious for Facilitators | Creative Problem Solving Institute | Buffalo, NY 

Hidden Languages of Business | Power Partners Initiative | New York, NY

2017

Books & Music | Failsafe Festival | New York, NY

#IVote4U | USA Street Tour funded by Participatory Safety, Inc.

        New York City, Miami, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago

AND NOW:WOMAN Season 3 | USA Living Room Tour

        New York City, Miami, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, Austin

Comfort Able | Glasshouse ArtLifeLab, NeoDomesticities Performance Art Festival | New York, NY

Clown Curious | AirBnB Experiences | New York, NY

Books & Music | Movement Research at Judson Church | New York, NY

#IDanceLikeU | Dance Parade | New York, NY

#IDanceLikeU | Coney Island Mermaid Parade | New York, NY

#IDanceLikeU | Riverdale Riverfest | Riverdale, NY

#IDanceLikeU | Gratitude Migration | Keansburg, NJ

#IVote4U | Salsa for Sanar Fundraiser | New York, NY

Love Letter LoungeBlindfold Contact Improvisation Jam | Greenfield, MA

Dot the Director | Circus Minius | Bradenton, FL

2016

Moving.Media Unconference | Brown University | RI

WEquinox on the Equinox| Unarthodox | NY

Love Letter LoungeThe Cell Theater | NY

#IVOTE4U | Streets of NYC  | NY

AND NOW:WOMAN Season 2 | Living Rooms in New York City | NY

Calling In | GaleriaZero | NauART + Open Night | Barcelona, Spain
Knock, Knock, Who's Here | Claudine Maidique Gallery | Yonkers Art Week | NY

Play In A Day | Director | Barcelona Improv Group | Barcelona, Spain

Jester of the PeaceFaces & Names Gesamtkunstwerk | Cell Theater | NY

How I Met You: Love Stories I Have A Crazy Idea | Three Trees | NY

2015

Love Letter Loungechashama 217 | NY

AND NOW:WOMAN Season 1 | Living Rooms | NY

Now Boarding at Gate Me | Claudine Maidique Gallery | Miami Project | FL

Jester of the Peace | chashama | 20th Anniversary Gala | NY

Valentine Vow Renewal for 300 Couples | Times Square Alliance | NY

Marry The Beast | The BETES Project | NY

Ripple Affection Street Team | Times Square | NY

2014

Jester of the Peace | Susan Eley Fine Art | NY

Ripple Affection Street Team | Times Square | NY

Jester of the Peace | Manhattan LGBT Pride Parade | NY

2013

Jester of the Peace | Figment Festival | NY

Ripple Affection Street Team | Times Square | NY

Jester of the Peace | Manhattan LGBT Pride March | NY

2012

Jester of the Peace | New York Clown Theater March  | NY

Jester of the Peace | Figment Festival | NY

Clown Curious | Central Park | NY

Jester of the Peace | New York LGBT Pride March | NY

2011

Jester of the Peace | chashama  | NY

Clown Curious | Central Park | NY

Jester of the Peace | New York LGBT Pride March | NY

2010

Clown Curious | Central Park | NY

Cliff and the Hangers | Rake & Roll | New York Clown Theater Festival  | NY

2005-09

Applied Theatrics Interactive | Tradeshows, Festivals, Galas | National US

Discovery Channel Australia

WAAF Radio, Boston

Ball Horticultural

SunBio Systems

Percussion Software
North Shore Spirit Baseball

Burton Associates
Windemere Housing Development

Stagecoach Improv

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Friends of San Francisco Library

Eden Trauma Center

San Francisco Theater Festival
Lullalee Publications
Dance Across the City Day
East Boston Main Streets

New York River to River Festival

First Night Portland

MaineArts Festival

Cambridge River Festival
Lakeville Festival of Arts & Music
Marblehead Festival of the Arts

Town of Hampton, NH
Boston International Festival

Cambridge Art in the Park

ArtsUnion Festival
Celebrate Chelsea Day
Chelsea River Revel
Cohasset Village Holiday
Morse Community School
St. John's Greek Church

2009

Clown Curious | Central Park | NY

2008

The Doormen | San Francisco Fringe Festival | CA

2006

A Clown on Clowns | Nantucket School of Design & The Arts | MA

Only Fooling Opera House, Arlington Center for the Arts | MA

WAK & BAM | Edinburgh Fringe, ImprovBoston, Feverestival, Brazil, NY Clown Fest

2002-2006

AHAH! A Human Among Humans | Cambridge Community TV | MA

2005

After Onion…Balloon  | Somerville Community TV | MA

2003

Prayer to the Cookie God | ImprovBoston | MA

Living Statue/Jacobs story | One Step Beyond Discovery Channel | Australia

2001

MONA: My Offering Neighborhood Art “Chronicle” News WCVB-TV | MA

1999

And Now | Massachusetts College of Art | MA

The Art Car ProjectFirst Night Boston | MA

1996

Vorpmi Comedic Improv | Resident Troupe | Elvis Room | Portland, ME

RESIDENCIES

2017

Vital Signs Residency | Plainfield, MA

GRANTS & SPONSORS

2017

Participatory Safety, Inc | #IVOTE4U | New York, NY

1999

First Night Boston | JP Art Car Project | Boston, MA

Centre Street Cafe | JP Art Car Project | Boston MA

Finalist: New England Foundation for the Arts | JP Art Car Project | Boston, MA

FORMAL EDUCATION

MFA, Massachusetts College of Art, Studio for Interrelated Media

BA, honors, Brown University, Modern Culture & Media

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary

Salt Center for Documentary Field Studies

 

PHYSICAL THEATER EDUCATION

Avner the Eccentric & Julie Goell, Aitor Basauri SpyMonkey, 

New York Goofs, Daniel Passer, Motionfest, Philippe Gaulier,

Lume Teatro, Daniel Stein (D’ell Arte), Hilary Chaplain,

Deborah Kaufmann, Tony Montanaro; Ruth Zaporah

IN THE CAST

THEATER & DANCE

Gravity Rules

Jack the Jester/Einstein/Newton Boston Museum of Science/Jon Lipsky

 

Foodplay National Tour

Coach Tobe

Foodplay Productions/Barbara Storper

 

Bernier Dance

Intergenerational Dance Ensemble Choreographer Cindy Bernier | NYC

 

Dana Salisbury/No See Ums

Blindfold Dance Ensemble

Dana Salisbury, Choreographer | NYC

Big Apple Circus Clown Care

Doctor in Boston Children’s Hospital

Fighting Laughter Warrior

Iron Jester (silent ninja mime) Director, The Joe Kramer  | NYC

 

Manhattanpotamia IV

Punch, Stupina, Nelson

Hyperion Theatre | NYC

 

Red Tie Mafia

Improv Co./Michael Pauley | NYC

Tribal Rhythms Storyteller/Musician/Teaching Artist Cooperative Artists Institute | MA

 

Behind the Mask Theater

Repertory Lion/Mermaid/Lucia

First Night Boston/Eric Bornstein

Young Audiences of Massachusetts

 

Ghosts and Gravestones

Primrose the Night Gardener

Old Town Trolley, Boston | MA

 

Clowns Doktoren

visiting hospital clown

Wiesbaden and Munich, Germany

 

Mystery Café

Repertory Ophelia/Jayne/Hans

Comedy Theater Productions | MA

 

Beacon Hill Walking Tour

Victorian Guide

Old Town Trolley, Boston | MA

 

Haunted Happenings

Commedia D’ell Arte

Peabody Essex Museum  | MA

 

Curve 9

Robot Dancer/Chorus

Spacejunc Productions | Boston | MA

 

Venus

Sideshow Stilt-Walker

Loeb Experimental Theater/Harvard