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Ira Seidenstein, PhD (Mischa, Freddie the dog, Zeus)


Ira Seidenstein has worked in over 140 live productions. After working in Cirque du Soleil's Corteo he created such projects as: The Madness of King Lear (Avignon, Edinburgh); The Book of Clown (Adelaide 2017), Commedia Toto (Italy); Cubist Clown Cavalcade (Paris): A Flower of the Lips (Sydney); and directed 18 actors in the uncut Antony & Cleopatra (Sydney). He has worked in 20 Shakespeare productions including 10 of the plays such as directing Henry the Fifth with 12 women; and, 10 adaptations including his comedy A Girl's Guide to Hamlet. In 2012/13 Ira was in Slava's Snowshow in Europe and Australia. As a veteran performer he trained 6 years in Suzuki Actor Training Method and worked in ten Suzuki style productions. He has portrayed over 75 clown characters including: Corteo's White Clown, and, Dead Clown; and playing "Harlequin" over an 8 years span. He trained as an Iyengar yoga teacher, was a tumbling and comic acrobat, mime, slapstick comedian, classical actor, director, playwright, and choreographed over 200 comic sketches and slapstick acts. His Masters Degree is in Visual and Performing Arts and his Doctorate is in Education. Recently he performed for the first time in a full scale ballet as a centraI character actor. Ira Seidenstein's workshops are practical and creative use of body-mind-spirit. The practical base is physical using "The Four Articulations for Performance" (see Method). He is the Founder of ISAAC - International School for Acting And Creativity and personally mentors clowns, teachers, choreographers, and directors internationally.

Sept. 8, 2023

Epilogue - and now for something completely different

Episode 8 brings Season 8 to a conclusion with the Epilogue. Zeus reads the riot act to his disobedient children Artemis and Hermes, and his granddaughter Persephone. Helen gets good news on the political front from Serena (J...

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Aug. 11, 2023

Family Feud and a Friendly Catchup

There's trouble on Mt Olympus, when Zeus (Ira Seidenstein) arrives home to find out what his favourite child Hermes (Christopher McDonald) has been up to. Rene (also Christopher McDonald) gets the result from his audition fo...

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Feb. 24, 2023

S7 E3 Home Again, Jiggety Jig

Helen's mathematician friend Misha has a plan to tidy up the sky littering problem started by Helen and the stray dogs, and Helen has been befriended by a couple of Greek Gods. As you do. Janey agrees to take her …

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Nov. 18, 2022

S6 E5 Tricky Times

Susie's old professor is behaving suspiciously, Helen enjoys a chat with her neighbour Jennifer, and the international scientific community doesn't seem to be helping. Helen and the dogs carry on cleaning up the streets, but ...

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Nov. 4, 2022

S6 E3 Hotting Up

S6E3 Team Helen have come up with a plan to shield Helen's identity, while she discovers a fresh way to spread her powers. But the press are hard on her heels. Support the show You can leave a comment or …

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Oct. 28, 2022

S6E2 Team Helen

S6E2 Helen's granddaughter Susie and Charlie the boyfriend try to enlist some expert help to promote Helen's newfound superpower. Jonathan, Helen's son-in-law doesn't think it's such a good idea... I do hope you will take a m...

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May 6, 2022

Collecting People in the Park

Episode 4, Season 4 finds Helen dozing on a park bench on a lovely warm day. A kindly stranger interrupts her, and the ensuing conversation takes some surprising twists and turns. So, what is the difference between a mathemat...

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