Ian Thal is a playwright, theater critic, mime, commedia dell'arte actor, maskmaker, and puppeteer. He is a senior contributor and theater critic for The Arts Fuse. Some of his plays are available on the New Play Exchange.
Ian's poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals, and have been translated into Albanian -- which led being a guest of the Writers' Union of Kosovo during their annual poetry festival in Prizren. Some of his writings about his work with the radical puppetry troupe, Bread & Puppet Theatre, have been used as course materials at Royal Holloway, Univesity of London.
He also gives workshops in mime and commedia dell'arte in the Boston metropolitan area.