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Michael Trautman’s Head In The Clouds


Head In The Clouds is Michael Trautman's solo variety show, presenting his favorite magic, mime, clown, and storytelling routines.

Michael brings a delightful array of eccentric characters to life in a theater performance that is not to be missed. Inspired by the developing mediums of film and television still in the hands of vaudeville and variety artists, Mr. Trautman has embraced a style of performance that requires an artist to hone astonishing physical skills that most delight and amaze audiences.


Variously identified as a visual comic, performance artist, new vaudevillian, mime (gasp), physical comedian, storyteller, magician, and fool, he claims only to be a clown...and not a very traditional clown at that.

He has appeared in such prestigious venues as theNew York International Festival of Clown Theater, Festival D’Ete in Quebec, the General Jackson Showboat at Opryland USA, the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

From 2016-2018, Michael was the Artistic Director and Creative Director at the Maine Circus Academy (aka Circus Maine) where he taught movement, mask, mime, character and performance in the Professional Training Program. He also directed the Youth Performance Troupe, and created and directed the yearly Solstice Circus productions.

In his free time, Michael can be found at his home in Portland, Maine soaking up inspiration from his son Gabe and his wife, the lovely and talented set designer, Judy Gailen.

Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 1:00 PM Doors open at 12:30 PM; 60-minutes with an intermission.

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