BYRD PRODUCTIONS IS DIFFERENT

Dedicated to providing quality movement based theater through performance, education, scholarships and collaboration since 1995.

 

ABOUT BYRD PRODUCTIONS

Byrd Productions has been creating the future of physical theater in Kansas City since 1995. It’s a small arts organization dedicated to providing physical theater through performance, education, scholarships and collaboration.

We provide ongoing classes for adults as well as workshops through out the year. We also produce fellow physical theater artists through showcases as well as the Kansas City Fringe Festival and help sponsor a local clown company called “The Flock”.

We are available for booking for entertainment for any audience, we can provide a wide cast of characters to fit any theme. 

Byrd Productions also has a wide repertoire of traveling shows, performances and workshops that have been created for schools and libraries.

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CLASSES AND UPCOMING EVENTS

MIME FOR EVERY BODY

$25

Saturday March 21st

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

City in Motion School of Dance

300 East 39th Street

Kansas City MO 64111

We will cover useful mime and physicality for all performers: placing energy into your body; directing where you want it to go, creating awareness of your message to the audience and more.


Ages 10 and up

CLOWN WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS

$25 

Wednesday March 18

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

City in Motion School of Dance

300 East 39th Street

Kansas City MO 64111

Have fun in a quick 2-hour workshop that will bring out the clown in you!

No experience required, just the desire to be silly with your fellow humans. This will fast-paced frivolity!


Must be at least 16 to participate.

CLOWN WORKSHOP FOR KIDS

$25

Saturday March 21st 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

City in Motion School of Dance

300 East 39th Street

Kansas City MO 64111

Have fun in a quick 2-hour workshop that will bring out the clown in you!

No experience required, just the desire to be silly with your fellow humans. This will fast-paced frivolity!


Must be at least 6 to participate. This is best for ages 6 - 12 or up to 15 if you're still young at heart.

CLOWNING CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Tuesdays 8:00 - 9:00 PM

March 25 - May 13

City in Motion School of Dance

300 East 39th Street

Kansas City MO 64111

Discover your inner clown and get it out!
Instructors are experts in character development, slapstick, how to take a pie in the face, mime, scene development, and much more.
Classes change to meet the needs of participants, as well as the availability of the professional instructors.


We'll uncover your hidden clown, don a red nose and study the techniques of Jaque Lecoq, Frosty Little, Elizabeth Baron, Ettienne Decroix, Giovannie Fusetti, Marcel Marceau and other masters.

Instructors are a variety of Kansas City's top professional clowns, mimes and performing artists and some surprise drop-ins from around the world! Local instructors include Beth Byrd-Lonski, Marty Honig, Leslie Seifert-Cady, Audrey Crabtree, Stephanie Roberts, Kait Dowling, Heidi Van, Andy Perkins, Dennis Porter, Larry Goodman, Patrick Rippeto, Terry DaVolt, and Kent Mercer & Kevin Mercer.

All participants must be 16 or older. 

Each session runs for eight weeks. 

 

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To inquire about booking classes or private events please email us at beth@byrdproductions.org

 

ABOUT BETH BYRD

Beth Byrd-Lonski is a professional mime, clown, physical theater artist, producer of physical theater and teacher. She’s been performing since 1982.

Shes creates unique clown, mime and themed characters for parties, weddings, special occasions, corporate events, etc.

She’s enjoyed touring the country as a solo artist for schools and libraries as well as collaborating with various artists and arts organizations to create original material.

Beth has been an Artist in Residence with the Charlotte Street Foundation and an Art in the Loop Artist.
She has produced shows and/or workshops for the KC Fringe Festival as well as emceeing the KC Youth Fringe.

Beth is a Physical Theater Artist who uses aspects of Mime, Clown, Music, Poetry, Art, Dance and Pure Physical Theater to create original work. Dealing with themes that go beyond words such as emotion and humanity, Physical Theater speaks directly to the essence of mankind; it is immediate, intimate, familiar and universal. Beth strives to relate to her audience through skilled performance as well as through shared experiences.

She chooses projects, commissions or assignments that challenge her to become a better performer, as well as a better human being. Whether it’s a commission from a gallery to interpret visual art through Physical Theater, a project with musicians to create a Bastille Day performance or a request to perform a Marcel Marceau tribute solo – each performance is a unique collaboration with fellow artists and the audience.

 

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