Quick Talk with Circomedia’s Dr. Bim Mason About the Circus Directing MA - CircusTalk

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Quick Talk with Circomedia’s Dr. Bim Mason About the Circus Directing MA

In this companion article to Stav Meishar‘s Molding the Next Generation of Circus Directors at Circomedia , Circomedia co-founder and current artistic and education director Dr. Bim Mason reflects on the 2nd year of the MA program as it draws to a close. It is one of the first graduate level directing programs to be offered in the professional circus world.
Kim Campbell: What is a standout moment for you from the year of working with this group? Dr. Bim Mason: So far, it has been a day when we did a ‘case study’ with emerging artist Hazel Lam. This is something we can offer to artists who have a piece in development. She showed us her piece and then we gave feedback using the DAS Arts feedba...
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Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell has written about circus for CircusTalk.News, Spectacle magazine, Circus Now, Circus Promoters and was a resident for Circus Stories, Le Cirque Vu Par with En Piste in 2015 at the Montreal Completement Cirque Festival. They are the former editor of CircusTalk.News, American Circus Educators magazine, as well as a staff writer for the web publication Third Coast Review, where they write about circus, theatre, arts and culture. Kim is a member of the American Theater Critics Association.