Kali Lela Colton

Kali Lela Colton is a Philadelphia-based theatre artist who has worked extensively as a clown, actor, writer, wigmaker, stiltwalker, designer and teaching artist on original works for theatres, museums, art galleries, city streets, school auditoriums and community centers. Kali won an Emerging Artist Award from Franklin Furnace and Pseudo Online Network premiered Colton’s creation myth, Mama is blue. Pop is red. Girl is green? for their inaugural season. For her solo work in Philadelphia Kali earned a Performance In An Intimate Space Award from Community Education Center. Solo clown theatre projects include Crestfallen Angel Duck and My Job Is Hard or Lots of People Call Me (on the phone, to make dates) featured in Tapestry Theatre’s Female Funny Fest. Kali is a PTP certified graduate of Dell’ Arte International School of Physical Theatre and a Lotta M. Crabtree Trusts scholarship winner.

Kali’s current projects include FIASCROSCURO, a one-person clown love story to be directed by internationally known clown David Shiner, and EWE ARE HERE, a theatrical cultural exchange with native peoples on native land where cultural traditions include sheep. In August 2007 Kali will travel to New Mexico to witness and document the women’s tradition of sheep shearing, carding and spinning among the Navajo Nation as well as perform solo clown theatre.

Kali’s website is under construction. If you’d like to get in touch with her to find out more about her work send her an email at [email protected]

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