Teacher/Director Freelance theatre practitioner since 1973.
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 also worked in 20 Shakespeare productions including 10 of the plays such as:
directing Henry the Fifth with 12 women;
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 has trained 6 years in the 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.