Maine
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Leland Faulkner

I am the former Artistic Director and owner of Celebration Barn Theatre in Maine. I have been a touring artist for thirty years, and I continue to create original characters, performances, films, and plays. My performances combine improvisation techniques, acting, mime and magic. I teach college level courses and independent individual workshops for professionals. I specialize in creating and directing solo shows, plays and comic revue characters utilizing devising techniques, physical ensemble graphics, movement, and illusion. My recent devised production Shadowplay brought me two Kennedy Center College Theatre Festival Accolades, one for Directing and one for Technical Innovation. I have recently toured my solo material to Turkey,Canada, China and Russia for international festivals. I have developed performance material, seminars, and workshops in movement theatre for actors, mimes, opera singers, musicians, and conductors. Venues this year have included, The Tennessee Arts Academy, St. Louis Repertory Theatre, and The Very Physical Comedy Institute at Celebration Theatre in S. Paris, Maine.

Additional Links: 
I worked with the Theatre Department at VCU over a period of two years to develop this show in workshops. It will be staged again with the Richmond Symphony in the coming year.
Some early footage of my show World of Wonder
Chapeaugraphy the art of creating characters with the brim of an old hat.

I Have Worked With

  • State: VA
    Date: 6/2009
    Activity: Creation of a work of art (including commissions)
    Email: dsleong@vcu.edu
    Phone: 804 828 1514

  • State: ME
    Date: 12/2011
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: odelle.bowman@laarts.org
    Phone: 207 782-7228

  • State: FL
    Date: 2/2012
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: Villagin@aol.com
    Phone: 813 276-8250

  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Leland
Job Title/Position: 
Director/Performing Artist
Mailing Address: 
2426 Turner Road
Auburn, ME 04210
Physical Address: 
2426 Turner Road
Auburn, ME 04210
Last Name: 
Faulkner
Phone: 
207-795-0170

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Additional Disciplines: 
Media - Film
Media - Video
Theater - General
Theater - Children's
Theater - Circus
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Improv
Theater - Mime
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
Theater - Variety / Vaudeville
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Audio or Video Recording
Professional Development / Training
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers
Society of American Magicians
Education: 
BA Motion Picture
Apprenticeship - Tony Montanaro
Awards: 
3 Special Prizes Wuqiao Circus Festival, Wuqiao, China 2011
2 Kennedy Center College Theatre Awards for Directing SHADOWPLAY, 2009
Maine Short Film Competition Winner, 2007
Winner Best Children’s Film, – NYIIFVF, New York, 2007
4 seperate Accolade Awards for the film King O'Cats, 2007
National Cine-Eagle for the film As Luck Would Have It

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Requirements scale with venue and production
Fee Range Minimum: 
$700
Fee Range Maximum: 
$8,000
State of Residence: 
Maine
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
5

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Literature
Media
Theater
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$150
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,500