News: Local clown buoyed by Ringling visit

Often you hear about clowns cheering up people doing hospital visits, this is about clowns cheering up… other clowns! ==================================================FULL ARTICLE: CLICK HERE Cheers from a clown: Local jester buoyed by Ringling Bros. visitThursday, April 05, 2007 By Jim Six [email protected] WOODBURY, NJ After years of clowning around to raise the spirits of boys and girls of all ages, Al […]

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Geoff Hoyle

Geoff Hoyle created the role of Zazu, the hornbill in the original Broadway cast of The Lion King. He has clowned with Cirque du Soleil, Circus Flora and with Bill Irwin and Larry Pisoni in San Francisco’s Pickle Family Circus. He created Spare, the three-legged man as part of a benefit performance for the Pickle Family Circus in 1982. He […]

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Bill Irwin

Bill Irwin is one of the best known American actors and clowns. He has performed as a circus clown, a stage clown, a television clown, and now has become very well known on the Broadway stage as an actor. Bill Irwin graduated from Oberlin College in 1973 with a degree in theater arts, and from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum […]

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The Celebration Barn

The Celebration Barn is a center for variety arts performance, mime, clowning, and commedia. Founded by world-famous mime Tony Montanaro in 1972, The Barn has been the artistic home to many of the top clowns, jugglers, mimes, and variety artists in North America. Nestled in the sleepy town of South Paris, Maine, the Barn offers a full season of intense, […]

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Dell’Arte

Dell’Arte International is the United States center for the development, exploration, training, creation, and performance of the physical theatre traditions and their contemporary applications. We are a true “regional” arts center for our geographically diverse community. The four primary programs of Dell’Arte are: The Dell’Arte Company— a professional touring company. This on-going ensemble of artists has created over 35 award-winning, […]

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Avner the Eccentric

Avner Eisenberg (Avner the Eccentric) is a world-famous clown who has performed all over the world. Avner is probably best known for his endearing portrayal of The Jewel, the scene-stealing holy man, in The Jewel of the Nile, co-starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. He was also featured in the film Brenda Starr and the television series’ Webster and Mathnet. […]

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Drew the Dramatic Fool

Drew Richardson (Drew the Dramatic Fool) reinvents the ancient art of brilliant bumbling. As a youngster, Drew began performing magic and juggling to compensate for his shyness. Now he plays the fool to take advantage of his increasing baldness. Drew‘s life-long personal tension between drama and foolishness gelled while studying Theatrical Clowning under the tutelage of John Towsen at Ohio […]

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Patrick Cashin

Pat Cashin is a New Jersey based writer, performer, and clown who has worked with several leading international circus companies. He has been described as “an inspired architect of slapstick circus silliness” whose performances are “a cartoon cavalcade of idiosyncratic oddities and imaginative absurdities” and that he is a “passionate practitioner of his ageless, eccentric art”, which is really just […]

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MOVE IT- April 24

Adam Gertsacov will be one of a number of artists performing excerpts from his show Buffoon Anonymous on April 24 at MOVE IT, a performance series, featuring physical and visual theatre artists. Performances will take place at HERE arts center as part of an evening of physical theatre.HERE is located at 145 6th Avenue (between Spring and Broome) in New […]

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Not Just For Shock Value April 7-28

“Not Just for Shock Value: A Femmes-Clowns Assemblage” is a nine woman clown ensemble theatre event that will be performing at the 6 Figures Theatre Company April 7-28. It is performed by Kendall Cornell and her Soon-To-Be-World-Famous Women’s Clown Troupe. Thoughts from Kendall about her work: “In a traditionally male field, I have discovered the need for women clowns. Women’s […]

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Clown Playground – April 2

April 2nd Clown Playground Keland Scher will be the instructor of the next New York Downtown Clown Playground on Monday, April 2nd with his workshop, Rediscovering the Joy of Playing and Embracing the Unknown. Check out his unique approach to physical elements of clown before he leaves NYC to teach theater and movement at Chicago’s Roosevelt University! DESCRIPTION:Through the experience […]

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Adam Gertsacov/ Acme Clown Company

THE ACME CLOWN COMPANY Uses Popular Theatrical Traditions To Amaze, Educate, And Entertain Audiences Of All Ages. Specialities include puppetry, clowning, commedia dell’arte, circus skills, magic, melodrama, masks, and method acting. They perform shows, teach workshops and residencies, and coach and direct physical comedy and clown routines. The boss clown of the Acme Clown Company is Adam Gertsacov (the author […]

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