Ten West: Comedy Duo

TEN WEST is the comedy duo of Stephen Simon and Jon Monastero under the direction of Bryan Coffee. They blend physical virtuosity and inventive comedy with poignant writing, broad audience appeal to create their own theatrical style with strong influences of vaudeville, commedia, and clown. Ten West originated in the sketch comedy world in 2003, and has been touring throughout […]

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Call for submissions 2010 Toronto Festival of Clown

Call for submissions 2010 Toronto Festival of Clowns From June 3rd to 6th, 2010, some of the World’s best Clown and Physical performers will take over 6 Noble Street, the beautiful Pia Bauman School of Creative Movement. ABOUT THE FESTIVAL.The Toronto Festival of Clowns aims to bring together clowns and physical theatre artists of all disciplines and backgrounds and provide […]

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Troy Wunderle directing Ringling clowns.

‘Incredibly serious work’ Local man trains Ringling Brothers clowns By HOWARD WEISS-TISMAN CircusSmirkus artistic director Troy Wunderle of Cambridgeport gets a kissfrom his daughter Ariana Wunderle during the Circus Smirkus performancein Brattleboro. (Reformer file photo) CAMBRIDGEPORT – There is a lot of pressure in being one of the most important clowns in the country. For the past month, Rockingham resident […]

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Commedia at Lincoln Center (July 22-26)

The New York Premiere of the Piccolo Teatro di Milano’s production of Goldoni’s classic work: Trilogia della villeggiatura Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni’s 1761 three-part satire of the Italian middle class was given new life more than 50 years ago by Piccolo Teatro di Milano’s late founder, Giorgio Strehler. With a nod to Strehler and in the spirit of Goldoni, Italian […]

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Circus Contraption …The Show to End All Shows is Ending.

Thanks to Trav S.D.’s blog Travalanche I learned of sad news this week– Seattle based Circus Contraption is ending. Here’s an article from Fremont Universe (a local Seattle blog) with photos and an interview: http://www.fremontuniverse.com/2009/07/12/circus-contraption-says-farewell-this-week Circus Contraption says farewell this week July 12th, 2009 · The “Show to End All Shows” has ended, and Fremont’s Circus Contraption is calling it […]

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John Towsen’s new blog– All Fall Down

John Towsen, author of one of the classics of clown literature (entitled Clowns: A Panoramic History of Fools and Jesters, Medieval Mimes, Jongleurs and Minstrels, Pueblo Indian Delight Makers and Cheyenne Contraries, Harlequins and Pierrots, Theatrical Buffoons, etc.) now has a blog. His blog is called ALL FALL DOWN, after the famous Black Plague poem ” Ring around a rosie, […]

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Festival Preview: The Birdmann

The Birdmann is an Australian circus/vaudeville/sideshow performer who combines magic, theatre, circus skills, and inspired nonsense to create a show that is unique. Acts include plastic-bag juggling, knife-throwing, and nostril tea-drinking. The act has displayed in fifteen countries internationally, and goes directly from the NY Clown Festival back home to the Melbourne Fringe in Australia. Here’s what The Groggy Squirrel, […]

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