Keith Berger adheres to no one “doctrine” of physical theatre. His influences range from the classical French Pantomime of Barrault to the forcefully dynamic American Mime Theatre style. Early in his career, Keith was among the very first performers to take his act on to the streets of New York City and was named by Joseph Papp the city’s “Most Outstanding Street Performer”. He went on to tour his one-man show throughout the United States and Europe. Among these concerts were featured performances at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Palm Beach Arts Festival and a Royal Command Performance for Princess Grace of Monaco. Some of his T.V. and film credits include Red Skelton’s “Funny Faces”, “Crossover Dreams”, “Angel Heart”, “The Suicide Club” and a starring role on CBS’ “Space Rangers”. Off-Broadway, Keith wrote and starred in “Broken Toys”.
In 1990 Keith and his wife, Sharon Diskin, created their very popular Chameleons Physical Theatre. Together they’ve performed hundreds of shows for children and adults worldwide spanning the U.S., Europe, and Asia. They received the prestigious PASA award presented by The California Arts Council and The California Department of Education for their excellence in arts education. In addition to performing, Keith has directed workshops at hundreds of theatre institutions and universities across the U.S. and in Europe and Asia. Some of these include Cornell University, Oberlin College, The Los Angeles Music Center, The Walt Disney Animation Studios, St Helens Art Centre in England and The Macao Cultural Center in China.