Mr. Jaster is a performing artist trained in mime by twentieth-century masters Etienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau. He believes that performance is fundamental to human culture and that humor can be a balm to the spirit. He believes, too, in the power of the imagination to shape the world. Great art belongs everywhere. Part of his work is to bring great mime to schools. In school residencies he seeks to engage students and teachers in the creative process, to expand their expressive vocabulary, to place mime in context of its history and of the other arts, and to bring joy.