Dick Monday & Tiffany Riley
Dick Monday and Tiffany Riley are a clown team currently working in the Dallas Forth Worth area. To find out more about their shows there, visit their website:
Dick Monday was the Director of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College for the last three years of its existence. He created and directed the clowning for the Greatest Show on Earth during this period. Dick and his partner Tiffany Riley founded the New York Goofs in 1998, a theatrical clown troupe committed to producing clown theatre for and adult and family audiences. The NY Goofs have produced four off-off Broadway shows and been featured in every major festival in the NY/DC area. In 2004, Dick created “Slappy’s Playhouse”, a family theatre in Dallas, TX presenting European-style marionette shows, Variety Shows, and Magic shows. Dick currently writes and produces all the shows for that theatre, as well as shows for circuses, festivals and corporate events. He continues to clown with partner Tiffany in circuses and theaters world-wide including The Big Apple Circus and Circo Atayde in Mexico. Dick was recently one of the subjects of the acclaimed book, “Guiding Lights”, about great mentors and teachers. He also started the Ultimate Clown School, which was recently named Best Clown School by the Village Voice, and is now in its eighth year. Dick’s film and television credits include Into the Night with Rick Dees, Brain Donors, My Life, Love and Greed, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Rosie O’Donnell Show and Woody Allen’s Sweet and Lowdown.
Tiffany Riley is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, has been performing professionally since the age of six. In 1993, she appeared with the LA Circus and has been clowning ever since. Tiffany was a faculty member and choreographer for the Ringling Bros. Clown College, and since 1996, she has been curator and choreographer for The International Children’s Festival at Wolf Trap starring Bob McGrath (Sesame Street). She also choreographed the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus show “High Heels & Red Noses“. Along with Monday, she is co-founder of the New York Goofs and the Ultimate Clown School. Tiffany was featured in The Big Apple Circus’ Big Top Doo Wop, becoming the first woman to clown with America’s premiere one-ring circus in 25 years. She and Monday have appeared with Circo Atayde in Mexico, Circus Sarasota, and Extravaganza Le Cirque in Dallas. She is Director of the Ultimate Clown School, member of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, and has recently launched a therapeutic clown program with Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.
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