Fax Gilbert is a performance artist and educator who uses mime, masks, magic, physical comedy and audience interaction to create programs that connect with his audience.
Fax began performing with the National Mime Theater Company in Boston following his graduation from Brandeis University. He then created his own interactive program using his mime training as base and adding physical comedy, magic, masks, and even some puppetry to increase his ability to connect with any audience. He has since brought his programs to 42 states and a dozen foreign countries.
Since 1990 when he and his wife, Sharon, moved to Iowa and created Fax Gilbert Programs, Fax has presented more than 5,000 school assembly programs, residencies, teacher-in-services, community concerts, library programs, corporate functions, and keynoted many regional educational events. He is represented on the Arts Councils of Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, and travels the Midwest full time delivering a range of educational programs from Character Development, to State History Plays, to Health and Wellness Programs, to Creative Dramatics Residencies.