Sheila Kerrigan

Sheila KerriganAbout the Artist:
Kerrigan’s residencies create a safe space to open up our senses so we can attend to each other and bridge artificial gaps we call difference–race, class, sex, culture, etc.–and connect on a simple, deep level. She teaches courses in “Collaborative Creative Process,” and “Community-Based Performance for Social Change.” The courses are founded on peaceful communication principles. She works with K-12, college, grad, professional performers, and community members to carve out spaces where trust, collaboration, and creativity can abound. Her show for children is fun and educational; her show for adults is moving and uplifting.

Current Projects:

  • Mime Explains String Theory, or Mime Explains Life and Death, for adults: a talking mime show and a serious comedy with magical surprises, puppetry, audience interaction, and metaphysics. It reminds audiences that we are all connected by love, and leaves them laughing and crying.
  • In The Mime Who Talks! for children, the mime juggles, drops, and talks about how failure is part of achieving success, and how to set a positive frame of mind to succeed. She does a lecture-demonstration about mime, and silent mime.
  • Residencies: mime, movement for actors, collaborative creative process, creating original performance, integrating drama with curricula.

Sheila Kerrigan
919-929-1624 or 919-360-0690 (c)
2310 Stansbury Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Facebook/Twitter: Sheila Kerrigan: The Mime Who Talks
@Sheila Kerrigan

Fee Structure: Note: Costs vary with travel expenses and block-booking opportunities.

Mime Explains String Theory Fees (exclusive of travel expenses)
Single Performance $2,500
Three-day Residency with two performances & workshops $5,000
Five-day Residency: $6,000

The Mime Who Talks! Fees (exclusive of travel expenses)
Single Performance: $550
Two Performances, one day, one location: $850
Five days of performances: $2,200
Five day teaching residency: $1,500-2,200

Artistic Discipline:

  • theater
  • storytelling
  • mime
  • puppetry
  • ventriloquism
  • juggling and dropping

Special programs available for:

  • Colleges and universities
  • K-12
  • Senior Centers
  • Immigrant populations
  • Hospitals
  • Prisons
  • Differently abled populations

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.