"The circus acts (in Make*A*Circus) are so neatly
wrapped within a simple tale that you barely notice where one leaves off
and the other begins - thanks in large part to Jeff Raz's sure-handed,
smoothly flowing direction."
"(Snake in the Basement) is pure theater: responding
to the sparest suggestions, we create the piece finally in our own imaginations.
Director Jeff Raz maintains a playful but appropriately uneasy tone throughout,
and Wetzel and her ensemble produce a compelling world with seamless precision."
Jeff has directed 4 plays for Goldie Award winning puppeteer
Liebe Wetzel's Lunitique
Fantastique, including two in 2008. Most recently, he directed a successful circus adaptation of the Chinese epic "Journey to the West" entitled "Monkey King, a Circus Adventure". "Monkey King" follows last year year's hit "Wonderland", also created with advanced students at The Clown Conservatory. In 2004/05, he directed Tim Barsky and the Everyday Ensemble in "The Bright River" at A Traveling Jewish Theater and the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts.