Guest Artist Residencies and Commissions

In Flight Theater residencies are designed for any performance group, educational institution, or community. Classes foster the spirit of the performer and three dimensional communication skills. Students receive rigorous training for investigating acting choices, risk, and the process of creating. Classes include how to use gravity to a new advantage on mounted or low flying aerial apparatus as well as principles in physical theatre to develop and integrate kinesthetic awareness, presence, and physical craft. All residencies can be tied to performances of Air Heart and Naomi's Flight.

- Guest Instructor: Universidad de Costa Rica.
- Aerial Choreography and Direction: VACIO - Teatro Abya Yala de Costa Rica

- Guest instructor/ performer Air Heart Rhodes College, Memphis TN,
- Guest Director/Instructor/Playwright Stevenson University Theatre and Sociology Dept, Aerial project about Social Issues and Economic Recession, Stevenson, MD
- Created, produced The Snow Queen, commissioned by Quest Arts,
- Guest Artist with cast of The Snow Queen, Gallaudet University, Washington DC December 2008
- Guest Instructor, Maryland College Institute Of Art animation department, teaching physical acting to animators
- Aerial Choreography for Naoko Maeshiba in Parafin

Resident artist with The Creative Alliance Residency Program

2004 Guest Speaker and Performer University of Toronto Graduate Theatre Program

2005 Guest artist in Aerial Theatre, University of Missouri at Springfield

2003 Guest Artist and Instructor, International Global Theatre, Riga, Latvia Presented Out Of The Blue solo aerial performanc

2000 Guest Instructor and Director University of Missouri in Kansas City Graduate Department

2000 Guest Instructor for Cal Arts Graduate Department for Directing Film and Video

"Mara has a knack for precision and clarity.  These are invaluable things when teaching a student such a highly technical medium as arial performance; they were for me, at any rate.  This made me feel really safe when learning in a field entirely new to me, which allowed me to have some real fun.  In that way, I think it really helped the performance come alive - I think the audience can really tell when an actor is struggling, and I didn't have to worry about that.  I knew it was handled, and in a good way."

-Skyler, student

Load Of Fun Studio, 120 North Ave, Baltimore MD
Tel 410 800 8685
2006 West Rogers Ave, Baltimore MD 21209
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