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




Saturday October 12th

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

City in Motion School of Dance

300 East 39th Street

Kansas City MO 64111

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OR at the door but, please give prior notice so that we can plan!

This is an intensive class of Mime for actors, dancers, clowns, circus performers, flow artists and everyday life. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned professional performer, the instructor will draw from her background as a professional mime, c lown and producer to introduce ways to write your own mime routines.

Warning: may lead to future performing opportunities and collaborations - or not - no pressure.

Instructor - Beth Byrd-Lonski
Beth Has trained with Marcel Marceau, Kari Margolis, Gregg Goldston, Nick Johnson, Samuel Avital, David Gaines, Joe Williams, Stephanie Roberts, Patrick Rippeto, Antonio Fava, Jaron Aviv Hollander, Slater Penney, Kirsten Stephens, Stephen Chipps, Rick Wamer, Audrey Crabtree, Elizabeth Baron and many others. She's created shows for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Charlotte Street Foundation, The Mid-America Shakespeare Festival, The Kansas City Renaissance Festival, The Mid-Continent Public Libraries, The National Bureau of Touring Artists and many others. She is the artistic director of Byrd Productions, co -founder of The Flock, a company of Clowns AND Commedia Kansas City. She's a former Artist Inc artist, Charlotte Street Foundation artist, Art in the Loop artist, Kansas Artists Coalition artist, among others.
She currently administrates the Clown Classes of Adults at The City in Motion School of Dance and is hot off of 23 days of being a mime for Worlds of Fun this summer. LET'S DO THIS!


Tuesdays 8:00 - 9:00 PM
September 3 - October 22

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.  Go to www.cityinmotion.org to register.

$11 per class when you pay for the semester + $88 total | $15 for drop-ins

City in Motion at The Plexpod Westport Commons

300 E. 39th Street, KC, MO 64111.


Enjoy Pure Fun

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 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 which 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.


Experience Total Fun

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, peruse our Cast of Characters and find a friend or two for your next event.
Byrd Productions also has a wide repertoire of traveling shows, performances and workshops that have been created for schools and libraries.