Profile Type: Artist
Jack Golden

Jack Golden, creator of Garbage Is My Bag and Water Water Everywhere, has been a professional variety artist for over 30 years. He has performed with the world-famous Pickle Family Circus of San Francisco and the award winning “New Vaudeville” comedy troupe, the Wright Brothers. Since 1989 he has been performing theatrically acclaimed educational programs throughout the country in schools, theaters and festivals. In 1991 he won the Excellence in Environmental Education award from the Environmental Protection Agency.



Garbage Is My Bag An award winning performance by Jack Golden as the comedic “expert,” Dr. T With A “Ph.D. in Garbology,” a zany and irresistible personality, he juggles and jokes his way through a world of waste. Dr. T. delights his audiences while sharing his knowledge that rubbish is a resource that is just too good to throw away.

Since 1989, Garbage Is My Bag has helped hundreds of thousands of children around the country explore serious issues about our wasteful habits in the hilarious context of a professional staged variety show. Jack Golden uses the power
of live performance to engage children with facts of our solid waste problems and a positive model of how to solve them. Garbage Is My Bag presents children with rewarding and important ways they can directly contribute to their communities.

Water Water Everywhere fills elementary and middle school students with information about one of the most valuable resources on earth. Using mime, juggling, magic, jokes and song, combined with a wonderful and engaging character, Water Water Everywhere covers topics on water composition, point and non-point source pollution, conservation, water cycles and ground water quality. The information in the show is accurate, pertinent and delivered in a theatrical style students and teachers will thoroughly enjoy. Voted “Best of Fest” at Georgia’s winning Water Festival six years in a row!

Though these two shows are significantly different programs, they both use comedic theater, audience participation and curriculum-based information with the goal of strengthening new attitudes and responsibilities toward our common resources. 

Jack also offer other shows for theaters, schools, and festivals.

Find Me On …

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Short video from one of my shows-Water Water Everywhere
Improvisation performance at Fringe Festival

I Have Worked With

  • April 2015

    Peformed Garbage Is My Bag. Assembly for whole school.

  • March 2015

    Conducted Imporvisation and Movement workshops at Savannah College of Arts and Design. Also conducted performances and workshops in local schools.

  • March 2015

    Presented Garbage Is My Bag show at Baucom ES in Raleigh NC through the regional arts council


  • Artist

Contact Information

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Performing Artist
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PO Box 933
Greenfield, MA 01302
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PO Box 933
Greenfield, MA 01302
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Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
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Theater - Children's
Theater - Circus
Theater - Improv
Theater - Mime
Theater - Variety / Vaudeville
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General Public
School Groups
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Artist (Individual)
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Performance / Concert / Reading
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Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
National Recycling Coalition
Wake County (Raleigh NC) Arts Council roster
EPA's Excellence in Recycling Education
International Clown and Mime Festival
"Best of Fest" Georgia Water Festival

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
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12'X16" stage area
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