Friday, August 16, 2013

Nhar Moves played the Ottawa Fringe Theatre Festival


Nhar Moves (L) and Harrington and Kauffman (R)
NHAR MOVEScreated by Chris Kauffman and Emily Windover, is the first solo comedy performed by Chris. It premiered at the Ottawa Fringe Theatre Festival in the summer of 2013. Music composed by Nandi Rose Plunkett.


Nhar Moves is an epic comedy about a man who finds a fish, makes a bond with it, tries to exploit it for financial gain, and then suffers the consequences. Here are some reviews. Click on the links to read better descriptions of the show and their opinions.

"A Man. A Fish. Friendship. Freedom. Masterful."
--Patrick Langston, theatre critic The Ottawa Citizen

"Top Five Pick. Just about a pitch-perfect fringe show" - Kevin Reid, The Visitorium (Note: He calls me Charlie Kauffman in this review. Sweet!)

a slide from Nhar Moves (courtesy 52 St.)
Imagine a guy searching for a runaway fish
in this field.
That's pretty much the show.


"Brilliant" Barbara Gray, Capital Critics Circle

"Delightful!" Alvina Ruprecht, Capital Critics

"Lovely, Touching" Maja Stefanovska, Capital Critics




The show played in rep with his double act Harrington and Kauffman, who presented their comedy Cabaret Terrarium. Cabaret Terrarium won the Outstanding Comedy award at the Ottawa fringe.






Chris Kauffman is from Baltimore and lived in New York City for ten years before moving to Gettysburg PA where he is now a professor of the theatre at Gettysburg College. While in NY, he performed and directed comedies and toured with Richard Harrington, playing the HBO Comedy Festival, Mezi Ploty Festival in Prague, and over two dozen Fringe Festivals throughout North America. Toured Brazil with contemporary Dance company Dona Orpheline. He has an MFA in Acting from Brandeis University and studied Clown with Philippe Gaulier, David Shiner, and Robert Gourp (of the Theatre du soleil). He is married to Emily Windover and they have three girls: Ruby, Phoebe, and Mia. 

Emily Windover has performed throughout Europe and the States with her clown shows The Peg and Murphy Show, In Cahoots, and HelloHiThanks. She was a member of the Perseverance Theatre company in Juneau Alaska for five seasons. She studied theatre at Dell'Arte School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake, CA. Emily grew up in Williamstown, MA, where she was the director of the Greylock Theatre Project at the Williamstown Theatre Festival for 6 seasons with Chris. GTP worked with at-risk youth in the process of creating and performing their own plays.

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