NEA Performance Grant Recipient and NBC Diversity Finalist

Mike Smith Rivera

A graduate of the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre, the Institute of Canadian Clowning, Syracuse University, Upright Citizen's Brigade core improv program, and retired professor of Mask and Gesture at the Strasberg Institute.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, he has acted, performed, and directed all over NYC, in Eastern Europe, and on every train line since 1997. Between acting, voice-overs, improv, and music, he runs an award-winning production company with Missus Clown that specializes in all aspects of film and theater production (and who's recent co-production was nominated for two Drama Desk awards). In addition to fulfilling his responsibilities as a performer, he teaches group and private classes in clown and physical theatre, and has been consulting internationally since 2002. Thank you for visiting.