Keith Elijah Fasciani is a classically trained professional actor, clown, and educator. A native to New York Keith attended Fiorello H. Laguardia High School for Music and Art and the Performing Arts, also known as the “Fame” school and then went on to receive his B.F.A. in Acting from Boston University. As part of his training Keith spent a semester at the London Academy for Music and Dramatic Arts in England. A few professional credits include: Dippy in “Dead End” at the Huntington Theatre in Boston; “Hunger Dreams” in Boston and NYC; Benvolio in “Romeo and Juliet” with Shakespeare in the Parking Lot; an east coast college tour of Social Awareness Theatre with Equalogy ; Tony in “Tony–N-Tina’s Wedding” in San Francisco; lead clown with Circus Bella; Brock Duncan in the film “Jacksonville”; and principle stunt performer in online commercial for Pacific Gas & Electric.
In 2008 Keith began a 2-year training program at the Clown Conservatory, under the direction of Jeff Raz, at the San Francisco Circus Center. During Keith’s stay in California he developed original solo, duet, and ensemble based material some of these credits include:
As a director and teacher Keith has: spearheaded Circus Harmony’s pilot youth circus program at the United Palace of Cultural Arts in Washington Heights; co-directed children’s circus arts classes at the Circus Center; directed Brooklyn’s first outdoor mystery theatre Enigma: The Show; co-created a 4-month curriculum for 90 first and second grade students from the Lycee Frances School in San Francisco which culminated in a fully produced 60-minute performance; and summer 2012 appointment as clown and circus arts instructor at Future Stars Circus Camp with Suny Purchase.
Keith has trained with the following individuals and has experience in the following areas: Linklater Voice Technique with Paula Langton; Stage Combat; Clowning; Movement; and Shakespeare at Boston University. Clown Technique with Jeff Raz; Classic European Entrees with Dominique Jando; Juggling with Judy Finelli; Mime Technique with Leticia Bartlett; Chinese Acrobatics with Xiao Hong Weng, Xia Ke Min, and Lu Yi; Clown Therapy with Paoli Lacy; Improv with William Hall; and Dance with Joanna Haighood at The Clown Conservatory at the San Francisco Circus Center. Keith has been breakdancing for 12+ years and studied Capoeira for 3+ years.