About

The American Mime Theatre is a Company and a School, in New York City, founded in 1952 by the Director Paul J. Curtis who created this unique performing art known as "American Mime" (good acting methods with motivated movement).

Mr. Curtis received many accolades for his work as the innovator of new kind of Mime.   
His teaching methods were unique and inspired many performers to be creative artists and to achieve professional proficiency.
Paul J Curtis, founder and director of The American Mime Theatre Company and School. Creatore of the performing art, American Mime.

Paul J. Curtis, Founder & Director of The American Mime Theatre Company, and School, and creator of the performing art "American Mime".  

- 1927-2012

The American Mime Theatre is a Company and a School, founded in 1952
Our not-for-profit 501(c)(3) is American Mime, Inc.

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Company Members

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Jean Barbour

Company Director

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Carissa Toro

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Janet Carafa

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Teacher

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Jean Barbour

Company Director

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Carissa Toro

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Administrator

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Janet Carafa

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Teacher