Upcoming Events

  • 2 performances of Exceptions to Gravity at Mayo Street Arts in Portland, Maine, April 17th and 18th have been cancelled,
    and will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

  • 4 day Eccentric Performing Workshop in Los Angeles

    This workshop is sold out.
    Waiting list available. Auditors accepted for a reduced fee.
    eMail Jeri Kalvan at jeri@kalvan.net for details.
    May 18-21
    Monday - Thursday
    10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $325

    eMail Jeri Kalvan at jeri@kalvan.net for details and to register

    Individual coaching sessions available

    JJGym
    6232 Mary Ellen Ave
    Valley Glen, CA 9140


  • Barn 2020 Workshops
    Celebration Barn workshop dates for 2020
    June 7-12: Intro to Eccentric Performing July 5-10: Intro to Eccentric Performing July 12-17: Adv Eccentric Performing

  • Links to podcasts and interviews featuring Avner, including a 1986 appearance on Fresh Air with Terry Gross.
    I laughed for two solid hours. The show
    only lasted an hour and a half.
    —Joel Siegel,  ABC-TV

    Avner Eisenberg in Exceptions to Gravity is a reminder of the theatrical power that can reside in a single charismatic performer who touches the heart.
    —Patriot Ledger

    Hilarious, take no prisoners comedy.
    —New York
    (In the unlikely event that prisoners are taken, they will be accorded full protection under the Geneva Convention.)

    “I learned more from your class than most of the workshops and classes I have taken in the past five years combined!”
    —Student, winter workshop

    Julie Goell’s book, Life in a Clown House: A Manual and a Memoir, is available directly from Avner and as a Kindle e-book.

    Clown House cover


  • Check Avner’s schedule for upcoming shows and workshops

Remember the Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner film, The Jewel of the Nile? Avner played the Jewel.

Avner as the Jewel of thwe Nile








From Gene Siskel's review of, The Jewel of the Nile.
Chicago Tribune - December 11, 1985

...and a rather sweet Arab eccentric holy man, played by Avner Eisenberg, best known for his one-man show, Avner the Eccentric.

To put it another way, Joan Wilder is too fine a movie character to be subordinated to a bunch of camel jockeys and nomadic hordes. Come to think of it, another way to have played the story would have been for Joan to have given the heave-ho to Jack and to have her take up with the holy man. Now that would have left us laughing and wishing for another adventure with Joan.


Read the reviews and see where Avner has performed worldwide

Avner is eligible for New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) funding. See his page on CreativeGround.org