David Zucker is an actor, director, playwright, mime and teacher who’s unique programs have been delighting, enlightening and inspiring audiences for 45 years. He has performed for over 1 million children in his career! David regularly tours the country to perform Poetry in Motion and Odyssey of the Mime for 6 different chapters of Young Audiences, Arts For Learning. He has been chosen from over 900 ensembles as a National Young Audiences Artist of the Year.
Note: Poetry in Motion is now available online for remote learning. Outdoor performances also available.
David Zucker is the author of two original plays and of the children’s book, Uncle Carmello. In 1987 David won the “Best Director” award from Dramalogue Magazine for his work on The Little Prince, which has been performed in Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and on tour throughout the United States. David has taught T’ai Chi since 1973 and travels internationally conducting workshops. He holds a 6th degree black belt in the Zen martial art of Shim Gum Do, and has a M.F.A. degree in Acting from Brandeis University.
I didn’t realize that poetry could be so action-filled, exciting, or beautiful. I like the way you made us feel that poetry is fun to do.
He was so funny my stomach hurt! Your ability to share poetry in such a dynamic fashion is truly incredible!
It’s the first time I’ve gotten a thank you note from a teacher [for having brought in a performance].
Never before have the children paid such rapt attention or been so enthralled by a performer.
The entire school resonated with your presence. Your performance lifted us and brought us all together.
I knew we had a hit when, at the end of the show, the most demanding teacher leapt to her feet and started making thumbs up signs across the auditorium.
This is the kind of performance that truly brings something extraordinary to our school community. I was walking on a cloud when I left.
David is a rare talent. He WAS poetry in motion…a brilliant show. I called my colleagues and told them this was a performance not to be missed.
The students have never been as involved or as in tune with a performer.
Superb! Fantastic! Wonderful! Mr. Zucker is truly a creative, talented artist.