Suzanne Santos Clown Character Workshop Dec. 5/6 (SF)

Character Clowning and Clowning in Ensemble Workshop
with Suzanne Santos
At the Flying Actor Studio

December 5th and 6th, Saturday and Sunday
10 am – 5 pm both days, with a 30 minute lunch break


This 2 day intensive clown workshop is for anyone who wants to furtherdevelop a clown character that has already been in performance, or for birthing a new clown persona. We will work solo, as well as in duos and trios, using exercises emphasizing appetites, hierarchy, presence and play.
Most importantly, we will work on how you are funny by incorporating mask technique, improvisation, physical expression, and commedia dell arte.

Please come prepared with at least one costume, a red nose, a lunch and a notebook.

The Flying Actor Studio is located at 40 First Street, 3rd Floor in San Francisco. Walking distance from Montgomery and Embarcadero stations.

For questions or to register for the class please email or call:
[email protected] or 818-414-1967

Suzanne Santos is in her second year performing with San Francisco’s Pickle Family Circus School Tour in over 40 Alameda County Schools. She has also been seen with her original clown piece “The Damsel’s Demise” at the New York Clown
Festival (Brick) and FOOLSFury Festival (Traveling Jewish Theatre).

Suzanne is also a company member of 108 Productions, with whom she performed and toured Terrence McNally’s “Corpus Christi” internationally (Zephyr Theatre, LA; Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh; Voice Factory, SF; Smock Alley, Dublin) and off-Broadway (Rattlestick Theatre) for the last 3 years.

Suzanne is the resident circus teaching artist of San Francisco Arts
Education Project, where she teaches at ARTSummer and San Francisco public schools. Suzanne is the lead Clown Therapist at Edgewood Center for Children and Families. She also has taught the Circus Apprentice Program at the Circus Center. She has worked with Dell’Arte International since 2005 as a Stage Manager (“Flock”, “Circo Stupendo”) and Assistant Director for Dell’Arte Youth Academy (2006, 2008). Summer of 2009, she was Director of the Youth Academy. As a teaching artist and clown therapist, she gets to inspire a diverse population of students while forwarding the social circus movement for positive community change.

Suzanne holds a BA in Theatre from George Fox University, an MA in Theatrical Clowning from New College of California’s Experimental Performance Institute, and is a graduate of Clown Conservatory (2007) and Dell’Arte International (2005).

For more information about Suzanne’s work, visit her website listed below:

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