Not Just Another Good School Assembly Program


by Robert Manning,

Professional Theatre Director
and Cary's close friend since high school


The most significant distinction of Cary Trivanovich would be the unprecedented performance he created as a student in high school.  When he began performing his pantomime, it was just for fun, yet it became apparent that he created a performance unlike anything in the world.  He changed the art of mime into something extraordinary.  Cary's performance was an instant success every time he stepped on stage.  Hollywood theatre critics called him  "a remarkably prodigious talent" and "perfect cartoons."  Humorously, his act was tagged as "a live Don Martin Mad Magazine Cartoon" by countless teenagers as the years passed.  Cary's unique pantomime became acclaimed in educational theatre as he taught and directed his art in universities and International Thespian conferences, even for actors at NBC Studios.  Fred Fate, who was chair of the American Theatre Association Western Region, stated that Cary was "...setting standards of excellence that become a measuring stick to which others strive."  It was compelling to behold for any audience, even the toughest of audiences: teenagers.  His first national school tour at 19 years of age drew comments from high school administrators such as:

"The best assembly we have had... it ran into lunch by choice of the students,"  "Magnificent! Totally captivated a difficult audience," and "Standing ovation after encore." 

Since then, Cary has captivated and captured the respect of each and every audience he has faced, even high schools - thousands of them - irrespective of their location or behavioral history.

This quick, unprecedented respect has won him the right to be heard everywhere he goes, to speak freely and candidly with a message that would be whole-heartedly accepted. 

This has set my friend Cary Trivanovich apart in the school assembly circuit across America.



Cary Trivanovich

Cary has been performing and speaking in schools since he was a senior in high school, with national tours beginning as young as 19. Since then, he has appeared at thousands of high schools, over 1,500 middle and junior high schools, hundreds of elementary schools, and hundreds of combination schools (K-8, 7-12, K-12, etc.) throughout virtually every state across America.

In addition to schools, Cary has been enjoyed in theatres, colleges, churches, theatre festivals and cruise ships around the world.

Mr. Trivanovich has appeared as guest in several television talk shows and commercials, and has taught and directed his art as a guest for the Educational Theatre Association, International Thespians, college/university theatre programs, performing arts schools and state theatre conferences.

Cary resides in Orange County, California.  A widower in 2014, Cary lives with his two teenagers graduating high school and college this year. His favorite pastime is golf.

Cary's unique online CV/Resume, including photo copies of many letters written about him from school administrators and students throughout his career, is visible to anyone at


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