Rob Mermin, world-famous clown, mime, actor and director of Circus Smirkus,
an internationally acclaimed youth circus in Vermont, will present "Silents
Are Golden: A Celebration of Sllent Cinema. Mermin's presentation will use
silent film as a foundation for exploring nonverbal communication in American
Mermin trained in classical mime with Etienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau
and has performed in European circus, theater, TV and film for 40 years.
He is an author, director, university lecturer, former Dean of Ringling Bros.
Clown College, and founder of the award-winning international company Circus
This event is sponsored by the Department of American Studies, the
Department of English, the Department of Psychology, and the Harry Ransom
Center for the Humanities.