Sheila Kerrigan is the mime who can’t find a box she fits inside.

Performance with balloons

Mime Explains String Theory!

A performance for adults, ages 13-113

The mime starts before birth, ends after death, and toddles unsteadily through the thirteen stages of woman. She is born, she crawls, walks, runs, leaps, and revels in the joys of living in a body. Adolescence hits her with a feather boa and heels. She falls in love, becomes a mother, and raises a child. She suffers loss, accidentally discovers the meaning of life, and struggles to communicate it.

It’s a talking mime show. It’s a serious comedy with quirky humor, uplifting surprises,  puppetry, metaphysics, and metaphor. It looks at the arc and cycle of life in a way that is especially meaningful for older audiences. It is ideal for grandparents to see with their teenage grandchildren. And it leaves audiences with that rising feeling.

For seniors, after the show, Sheila can lead story-telling circles about epiphanies (“Aha!” moments), followed by an open mic about epiphanies for the community.

What people have said about it:

“I laughed till I cried!”

“It was brilliant!”

“I loved the story.”

“It was deep. I could see the web that connects us all.”

“It was a touching, amazing and moving performance.” 

“The things we cannot see become visible.”

“Beautifully done–downright poetic.”

Check out the condensed Mime Explains String Theory:

(Video & photos by  Steve Clarke)

And an excerpt–Middle Age:

(Video by Bailey Barash)

The Mime Who Talks!

Performance for Children (This performance appeals to grades 4-8.)

Her performance for children includes juggling (and dropping) while she talks about the importance of failure in learning and growing. She juggles and tells a story about setting a positive mental attitude to aim for success. She gives a lecture-demonstration about mime and even performs silent mime pieces! At the end of the performance, she can teach mime or juggling to up to 30 audience members.

Check out an excerpt:

(video by Tricia Mickelberry)

To arrange for a performance, email or call:

kerrigan at mindspring dot com, (919) 929-1624

Roving Mime and Special Appearances

Sheila is the clown or mime who adds sparkle and fun to your special event, parade, or festival by drawing people into her world and engaging them in silliness. She will teach people how to juggle at the drop of a hat!

Mime Who Talks performing at Burlington’s Spooktacular Festival:

The Roving Mime

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