Robert Lee McNeer (1957, USA) has spent over half his life in Southern Italy, where he founded a cultural center together with his wife, Pia Wachter. (La Luna nel Pozzo, Ostuni, Italy) There he teaches clown and theater, as well as seeing to the plumbing and generally that the place is ready for the many groups who come to practice theater, dance, yoga, massage, and other things which he doesn’t entirely understand but which seem worthwhile.
Robert is a valued clown facilitator in some circles. He has collaborated with Theodora Clown in Italy and Switzerland, and with the Danish Hospitals Klovne organization. As an actor, he presently plays in two one-man shows, Superman & Me, based on a true story (his), and Ti Ho Visto (I Saw That), a paranoicomical science fiction romp for actor and Revox.
He recently directed a play for Italian differently-abled actors, Biutifool, as well as creating an international mixed-abilities theater company with the Eins und Alles community in Stuttgart, for whom he and Pia have dire te Pax Profanum and Unfolding.
He has planted 5000 trees on his land in Italy, which will make a lovely livi bower for his tomb.