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Joseph Chaikin (1935–2003)

Joseph Chaikin was born on September 16, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Tongues (1982), Savage/Love (1981) and Joe Chaikin's Life in the Theatre (2004). He died on June 22, 2003 in New York City, New York. See full bio »

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 1982 Tongues (Video short)
 1981 Savage/Love (Short)
 1969 Me and My Brother
Julius (uncredited)
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 2004 Joe Chaikin's Life in the Theatre (Video documentary)
 1973 Camera Three (TV Series)

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Was one of the prime movers of off-off-Broadway in the Sixties, when following his acting work with the Living Theatre he started and for several years directed the Open Theatre.

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A guest director/teacher at Columbia University's School of Theater Arts in the last 60s. He was one of the first American directors to incorporate the Polish techniques of the great Polish director Grotowski (sp?) which discovered character through the disciplines of sound and movement. He was an inspiring and innovative soul who influenced all of the actors he worked with. See more »



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