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John Flax

Founding Artistic Director at Theater Grottesco

John Flax is the Founding Artistic Director of Theater Grottesco, and he is also a creator, performer,

writer, director, and designer. In addition to Grottesco, Flax has performed with London’s Theatre

Complicite and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at LA’s new Disney Hall in Strange Poetry: Berlioz and

the Chemistry of Dreams in 2004, and with choreographer Della Davidson’s 10 PM Dream at the

Mondavi Center in Davis, California, in 2005. He has been a resource artist and ensemble member

with the Sundance Playwrighting Laboratory, performed for two years with the Paris Circus, and two

years with the Theatre de la Jeune Lune in Minneapolis and Paris. Mr. Flax has been a member of J. A. Deane’s “Out of Context” structured improvisational orchestra since 2002. He has appeared in films in France and the U.S. He has translated several works from French into English including Jacques Lecoq’s celebrated lecture-demonstration Tout Bouge. John has been a guest director and movement coach at theaters and colleges across the country. He is a graduate of the Ecole Jacques Lecoq, and also studied with Phillipe Gaulier in Paris and with Arthur Lessac, holds degrees in Environmental Studies, and all but dissertation for an Ed.D. in Philosophy and Anthropology. Mr. Flax served on the board of directors of the Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET), a national organization, from 2003- 2006.

John Flax
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