Edith Tankus is an actor, theatre artist and clown living in Canada. An alumnus of L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq and L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier. She is an award-winning actress and clown who has toured North America garnering rave reviews with her one woman show “Not Yet, At All”, a lyrical and humorous piece of storytelling and aerial work.
Edith also has a solo clown show for young audiences, “Hurricane Gerty”. She is currently touring across Canada playing in schools and Theatre Festivals and charming audiences with her superbly comic performances. A brilliant blend of physical comedy, clown and audience engagement “Hurricane Gerty” is achingly funny and filled with wit and soul.
Edith has worked as Artist in Residence in theatres across Canada where she has performed and led workshops in clown and physical theatre. She is co-founder and co-artistic director of Magpye Theatre and, as part of the Artist in Education Program of the Ontario Arts Council, has taught in numerous elementary and high schools.
She has collaborated with internationally acclaimed touring company Kneehigh Theatre of Cornwall, England and award–winning vaudevillian Tomas Kubinek . Their last collaboration resulted in the Gemini-nominated feature film “Tucked into Bedlam” based on his stage play “Bed”, which premiered on CBC’s Opening Night.
Currently she is on board with an International Arts Organization, Circus Remedy, whose mandate is to bring acclaimed theatre and circus artists to perform their shows in hospitals and poverty stricken communities all over the world.
She also tours with theatres, and has recently appeared in London with the KneeHigh Theatre’s “Rapunzel” .
To find out more about Edith’s work, please visit her website listed below: