Allan Sherman - short history
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Member of: Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Association of Theater Artists and Craftspeople
Known for Commedia dell'Arte and masks, starting in 1972 Stanley began creating masks for his shows and creating leather theater masks since 1976. Carlo Mazzone-Clementi brought Stanley to his school in Northern California working with him created a set of Commedia dell'Arte masks. He had the longest running exhibition in the history of Lincoln Center Museum of the Performing Arts, has made masks for NY Baroque Dance Company, Company XIV Dance Inc creating the S&M Horse Head mask and Golden Rat masks, many Colleges, Universities, schools including Yale, theater companies, Big Apple Circus, World Wrestling Federation creating the famous Mankind Mask, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, special leather top hat for Philippe Petit, queen and daughters masks for NYC's Queen of the Night, Joffrey Ballet School Nutcracker and many others. Various unusual custom jobs including for the hit show, Bouffon Glass Menagoree. His custom fitted leather clown noses are used around the world.
He performed hundreds of mime, Clown Theater and Commedia dell'Arte style shows in schools, odd stages, 3000 seat rock concerts and theaters. In 1975 coming to NYC, performing his own style of street theater on Wall Street and Nassua in front of the Federal Treasury Building with 5 to 6, 20 to 30 minute full shows over the Wall Street Lunch hours. He created the Aero Show, Featuring the Star Spangled Banner running 6 months in LA, Critic's Choice in the LA Times, receiving rave reviews around the country and touring until the mid 90's.
the acting world his skills found very useful, being Off Broadway for
4 years in Grandma Sylvia's Funeral and appearing in comedy bits
on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on NBC 41 times. It was partly
the mime, clown and Commedia dell'Arte skill that made the comedy bits
work on Late Night. After one rehearsal on the set Stanley went
back to the greenroom and fellow comedy bit players asked, "How
did you do that entrance and exit? It was hysterical!"
The answer, many years of performing and playing with silence.
It is what we do and how, which is selling many moments in film, television,
stage and the many venues - variety performers perform.
Columbus Dispatch: Seriously,
you must go see this clown
a Director, Coach for Clown and Mime Shows
of Festive Skin
found Tatarsky's performance to be endlessly entertaining. She is charming
and cozy every minute she's on stage. She's not afraid to be silly or
completely absurd. She's not afraid to be silent either. There are moments
of just expressions and gestures that are hysterical."
physical theatre and cabaret for a strong story-telling session. Changing
up the pace is a mesmerizing contemporary dance and aerial silks fusion
number, creating a delightful balance of highly physical play and introspective
inquiry into an otherwise extrovert-Lea entertaining comedy drama.
twists, turns, and tenderness, in all sorts of unexpected directions."
Thanks to Stanley Allan Sherman for emotional and psychological support
as well as superb directional advice. Under the direction of Stanley
Allan Sherman, a master of Commedia Dell'Arte and renowned mask craftsman
himself, NOW LEASING has developed in clarity and depth, reaching ultimate
Acting - Stanley Allan Sherman
Jonathan Togo and Stanley Allan Sherman, directed by: Daniel Bollag
Stanley Allan Sherman - Mask Arts Company