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Barry Lubin

Discipline: Artist in Residence

Barry has served as Director of Clowning and Creative Consultant to the production team of the Big Apple Circus since 2000. Barry has written and directed physical comedy pieces in Europe and the US, including Ringling Brothers Clown College, the New York Goofs, and Muenchen Musik in Germany and Austria, and was master teacher at Clown College two times as well. Barry has served as an Interport Lecturer with The University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea on two voyages, teaching physical comedy and lending his expertise to classes in creative writing, acting, sketching, creative business, creative writing and psychology classes. Barry conceived “Grandma Goes to Hollywood” for Big Apple Circus, and has directed various productions outside the Big Top for Big Apple Circus. Barry has lectured and taught physical comedy workshops at many US universities including Northwestern University, University of Virginia, University of Vermont, the Goodman School, and Emerson College. He has traveled to Saipan and Sea World, to the touring units of Ringling Brothers, and to Disneyland and Disney World to lend his comedy expertise to various productions and performance groups. Barry has consulted with a variety of dance companies to create comedy pieces including Snappy Dance Theatre in Boston. Barry was a creative consultant on NBC’s Cheers, CBS’s Circus of the Stars, for the film My Super Ex-Girlfriend, and for MTV. Barry has been an integral part of the training program for the 800 clowns performing in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, teaching clowning and creating routines for all of the clown units. Barry was inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame in 2002. He received the Lou Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award from ClownAlley.Net. In January of 2012 Barry will receive the highest honor in American Circus, becoming a member of the Ring of Fame in Sarasota, Florida. The creations he is most proud of are his daughters, Danielle and Emily.