ARNE ZASLOVE
1616 11th Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 285 2881
arne@zaslove.com
www.zaslove.com



Artistic Director, Global-Works http://www.globalworksworks.com
2012
Artistic Director, Hit and Run Theater Company, Seattle

2012
Director, If Truman Met Einstein…? and Poisoning Pigeons in the Park – and Other Relevant,
Radical and Risqué Songs
by Tom Lehrer, Seattle

2012
Author, The No Bird (with illustrations by Siolo Thompson), published by Normandy Press

2011
Commedia Director, L’Amfiparnaso, Early Music Guild, Moore Theatre

2010
Co-Translator / Director, ACT reading, Sartre’s No Exit

2010-2012
Master Teacher, School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts and Om Culture, Seattle

2009
Senior Fulbright Specialist in Theater to The Iceland Academy of the Arts

2005-2008
Consultant to Cirque du Soleil (physical theater and clown): Kooza, Delirium, Corteo

2006
Commedia dell’ Arte consultant to The Glorious Ones, directed by Graciela Daniele, written by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, based upon the novel by Francine Prose (produced at Public Theatre, Pittsburgh and Lincoln Center, NY)


TITLES AND APPOINTMENTS
Producer/Host, Artists Express and arTTalks videos (profiles of Merce Cunningham, Dante Marioni, Joe McDonnell, Aurora Valentinetti and others)
2000 – 2010

Creative Consultant to David Shiner (ACT)
2001 – 2004

Director, Shakespeare in Schools (ESU)
2002 - 2003

Director, Pomp Duck and Circumstance (circus/cabaret, Berlin)
2002

Arts Consultant, Seattle School Board
2001 - 2002

Artistic Director
Bathhouse Theatre, Seattle, WA
1980 - 1999

Floating Theatre, Seattle, WA
1976 - 1980

National Theatre School of Canada
1972 - 1974

Associate Artistic Director
Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA
1974 - 1976

Associate Professor of Theater
University of British Columbia, BC, Canada
1980 - 1990

University of Washington, Seattle, WA (Co-founded Professional Actor’s Training Program)
1967 - 1971


EDUCATION
Fulbright Scholar, Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris, France (School of Physical Theatre - First American Student)
1964 - 1966

Apprenticeship with Commedia dell’ Arte master Carlo Mazzone - Clementi
1962 - 1964

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
1957 - 1961


GUEST ARTIST/LECTURER

Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik
Commedia School, Copenhagen
New York University, New York
Yale Drama School
SUNY Purchase, NY
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Clown Conservatory, Circus Center, San Francisco
Dell’ Arte School of Physical Theater, Blue Lake CA
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Jarvis Conservatory, Napa, CA
Family Services, Napa, CA
UCSD, La Jolla, CA
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Ohio State University, Columbus
University of New Mexico, Portales
Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
Caravan Theatre Company, Armstrong, BC
Greater Vancouver Prof. Theatre Association
Western Washington State College, WA
Jungian Society, Seattle
English Speaking Union, Seattle

SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS

National Endowment for the Arts, Theater Panelist: Artists in the Schools
Theater Communications Group Observership
Fellow, National Film Board of Canada
Canada Council Travel Grant to Europe
Professional Theater Tour of Germany
(Guest of Federal Republic of Germany and Goethe Institut)
Member, Advisory Board, American Museum of Radio, Bellingham

GUEST DIRECTING

Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Ontario - Combat choreographer “Coriolanus”
St Lawrence Centre, Toronto, Ontario - Cabaret
Chelsea Theater Center, New York
Judson’s Poets Theater, NY – world premiere of Chekhov’s “Tatiana Repina”
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Indiana Repertory Co. – Threepenny Opera
Baltimore Center Stage - Misalliance
Delaware Arts Festival
Norfolk Theater, Virginia - (with Cybill Shepherd)
Dallas Shakespeare Festival
Pickle Family Circus, San Francisco, CA - (wrote and directed circus/theatre fusion piece “Café des Artistes”, incorporating clowns, acrobats, narrative and circus skill acts)
City Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA - Sacco & Vanzetti (A Vaudeville)
Long Island University, Post – Red Noses
Open Fist Theater, Los Angeles – Macbeth
UCLA Graduate Acting Program – Three Sisters
Teatro Zinzanni, Seattle - (interactive cabaret clown dinner show - featuring animation, audience involvement and clown routines)
Seattle Shakespeare Co. - A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Boomer Classics, Kirkland Performance Center - Stoppard’s
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour and Zaslove’s Big Broadcast
Black Box Opera, Seattle
American Museum of Radio, Bellingham, WA – The Big Broadcast
Vancouver East Cultural Centre
Vancouver Arts Club Theatre – On the Verge
Axis Theatre, Vancouver – trained company for “The Number 14”
University of British Columbia – The Way of the World
Wives Tales - (devised storytelling technique for Irish folk-tale with dual narrator/performers)

DIRECTING CREDITS

Bathhouse Theatre, Seattle, Washington 1980 - 1999

As You Like It
Servant of Two Masters
Twelfth Night
Great Expectations
Indiscretions (Les Parents Terribles)
On the Verge
Hamlet
An Italian Straw Hat
Romeo and Juliet
The Skin of Our Teeth
Love’s Labor’s Lost
The Imaginary Invalid
The Merchant of Venice
Oedipus (Yeats)
The Dybbuk
Macbeth
The Three Sisters
Another Day in the Life of Vic & Sade
The Playboy of the Western World
Someone’s Knocking
A Comedy of Errors
A Day in the Life of Vic & Sade
The Flowering Peach
Waiting for Godot
Othello
Johnson Over Jordan
Puntila and His Servant Matti
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Under Milk Wood
King Lear
Wild Oats
him
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Threepenny Opera
Boy Meets Girl
Peer Gynt
Josephine the Mouse Singer
The Adding Machine
The Colleen Bawn


Devised Pieces and World Premieres, Bathhouse Theatre 1980 - 1999

Top Hat, White Tie & Tales
A Legend of St Nicholas
Black Stage Views (a history of the black entertainer in America)
Sherlock’s Veiled Secret
The Big Broadcast (a recreation of the golden age of radio - 17 versions each with all new material)
Buckskin to Satin (tracing the growth of early American folk music from hymns to Grand Ole Opry)
Postcards (American culture explored through vintage postcards)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (a recreation of the classic comic strip)
Entertaining Brecht
The Golem
Say It with a Song
Cowboy Commedia Capers
Sunday Funnies (a collage show celebrating the golden age of newspaper comic strips)
Eleanor Marx
All Aboard (a celebration of American railroad culture through songs and stories)
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
The Ballad of Mary Reade

The Floating Theatre, Seattle, Washington 1976 - 1980

Happy Days
Play
Rip Van Winkle
Footfalls
Krapp’s Last Tape
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Not I
Mister Mister
The Big Broadcast 1

Chelsea Theatre Center, New York, NY 1975 - 1977

Ice Age (Tankred Dorst)
Biography, a Game (Max Frisch)

Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, Washington 1974 - 1976

Indians
Benito Cereno
Architect & Emperor
Seven Keys to Bald Pate
Collected Works of Billy the Kid
Biography
A Look at the Fifties

Devised Pieces (collage shows created with contributions from the ensemble):

The Sports Show - (history of sports from the Greek Olympics to modern superheros)
America’s Players - (the development of the American theater’s earliest performers and stages)
The History Show - (all of American history in a quick and irreverent study)
Made for TV - (communication from cave man to cathode tubes)
Crazy Quilt - (American humor from Twain to TV)

A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle, Washington 1968 - 1972

Marat/Sade
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern
Endgame (actor)
Eh? (actor)
Rhinoceros
A Cry of Players
Waiting for Godot (actor)

Absurd Review - (collage of nursery rhymes, songs and stories with found objects - 3 versions)
Locomotion Show - (a celebration of movement from amoebas to space flight, featuring the poetry of Walt Whitman)

Theater for Youth:

Brave Little Tailor
Dancing Donkey
Jack & Beanstalk
Androcles & The Lion
Prof Filarsky’s Miraculous Invention

ORIGINAL TRANSLATIONS

Imaginary Invalid (Moliere)
An Italian Straw Hat (Labiche) – set in New Orleans

WORKSHOPS OFFERED

You Are Your Game
Imagine Yourself
The Mask as the Gateway to the Self
Divining Shakespeare

Teaching Areas:

Mask (neutral, emotion, character, commedia - silent and verbal)
Physical Theater
Movement
Mime
Tumbling and stage combat
Clowning
Improvisation
Configuration
Commedia dell’ Arte
Delsarte, melodrama
Shakespeare
Advanced acting
Directing

U.S. citizen; Canadian permanent resident
Married - two children