Michael Lee has created numerous original pieces over the past 30 years, and performs regularly across the U.S. in
Children/Family Shows, Salon Performances, and full-length mime dramas with Opus Mime
re: "This, Uh...Body"
"The first thing that I noticed about the production was how well taught the kids were. There was a distinct fundamental style that they all adhered to (the one we learned in workshop), and it was frankly amazing to me that you were able to teach those young minds and bodies so much in so little time. Also, the importance of the concept of "Suspension" that you had spoke about in workshop was readily noticeable. In the large ensemble cast some people took on the suspension more than others, and those that had more suspension were vastly more compelling to watch---they held your attention as well as the tension of the narrative.
Speaking of the narrative, I loved the juxtaposition of ensemble and individual. It seemed like much of the story was about a mass of people who are indifferent to each other and indeed, look not-different from each other; then, when (seemingly) alone, they take on a whole unique character that becomes very selfish. Yes, lots of selfishness and all the different manifestations of that in your body (which often appear animalistic)."
~ Collin Bjork, actor, Austin, TX