Presenter Profile

Paul Belden

Guest Artist, Guest Artist

“Mr. Paul” currently performs Story PlayTime four times a week in the Timbuk Toys stores in Denver.  Mime, puppetry, magic, juggling, songs, stories, bubbles, and amazing balloon critters.  "My best gig ever! Well, that and Thescon. This will be my 11th year of FUN!" 

Paul has performed professionally for children since 1978. Beginning with the Storytellers resident company of the Denver Children's Museum, he went on with his Children's Theater/Elementary Education degree to become one of the founders and owners of KIDSKITS, Inc. This renowned local theatrical company included a performing troupe of 6-16 year olds, a conservatory, talent agency, and summer camp in the Rocky Mountains.  

Paul's Workshops


    Mime and Illusion

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    What do sleight of hand, puppetry, slapstick, and contact juggling have in common? …the skills of a mime. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to (and practice) basic techniques such as muscle isolations, freezing, balance, misdirection, and making the invisible seen – all with the purpose of creating illusion. Presented by Paul Belden