Joe Dieffenbacher

Director

Designer

Teacher

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Reviews

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"A specialist in the art of movement astonishing everyone who sees him."

El Periodico, Zaragoza, Spain

"Nakupelle's performance at Manchester's Xtrax Festival was one of my personal favourite shows of the year. The energy, the relationship with the (potentially difficult!) audience and the simple audacity of the show, were all tremendous."

Jonathan Holloway, Festival Director National Theatre, London

What the Critics have to

Student Reviews

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Show Reel

"The end of a class in Clown Theatre and Masks under the direction of Joe Dieffenbacher: think Marx Brothers meet Feydeau. Performers tumble, swoop, clamber, jump, and fall, they get soaked, and revel in chaos. A closer look confirms the suspicion that all this madness is the result of exhausting and disciplined work."

Stage Directions Magazine - USA

"Dieffenbacher's physical comedy, inventive juggling, and acrobatic skills were brilliant."

Georgia Straight, Vancouver, BC

"Go see this show! Love & Gluttony contains heaps of talent, incredible skill, craft, imagination, invention, sophistication, intelligence, superb timing, and best of all, lots and lots of humour. This is a great one man show!"

The Fringe Review - Vancouver Fringe

"One of the most dynamic and inventive series of performances I've ever seen on any stage. Under the direction of Joe Dieffenbacher, the show ran the total range from macabre and terrifying to hysterically funny. Technically and artistically brilliant."

Eureka-Times Standard, California

“The high point of the festival. Every detail is carefully constructed. With a never ending stream of comic business, movements, actions and reactions, he kept the audience spellbound. This is slapstick in the very best tradition, that of Chaplin and Buster Keaton.”

Jos Prop, Limburgs Dagblad

"Imagination, innovation and improvisation at its best!"

Grainne Millar, Programming Manager, Temple Bar, Dublin

"Dynamic, entertaining and unique, Joe works to the highest standards, and has combined talents for performing, mask making, puppetry, and comedy that can rarely be found in one artist."

Peter Buckley, former Director - Dell’Arte School, California

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