John Achorn

Antaeus member since 1991.  He is a master teacher of commedia dell’Arte, which he studied under the late Carlo Mazzone-Clementi.  At ANTAEUS: The Curse of Oedipus, The Seagull, The Malcontent, The Plot to Overthrow Christmas, The Ugly Duckling, Mercadet, Pedrolino & The Hanky of Doom, The Blind One-Armed Deaf Mute, and The Wood Demon.  ClassicFest: Cyrano de Bergerac, Richard III, Lucky Chance, Merry Wives of Windsor, Exit the King, Rhinoceros, Penny For A Song, Collaborators. LA stage: The Capulets & The Montagues, The Importance of Being Ernest (LAWS), The Arsonists (LA  Weekly  nominee), Fafalo!, Golden  State (Dell’Arte), Master  Class (Mark Taper), La Bête, Bullshot Crummond, Footlight Frenzy and productions at The Powerhouse, Padua Hills Playwrights Festival, The Magic Theatre (S.F.).   Film & TV: Almost Broadway, Born Yesterday, Book of Love, Night of the Comet, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Days of Our Lives, McBride, Lazarus Man, Quantum Leap, and the role of Don Kipper on CBS’ Bailey Kipper’s P.O.V. John also teaches workshops in commedia dell’Arte with Studio Zanni & the Antaeus Academy, and various classes at Santa Monica Emeritus College and the University of Redlands.