Clown School of San Francisco

The Clown School of San Francisco is a character based school that combines small classes with intensive personal work to create clown characters and routines. The focus is on creating work that is personal to the actor. The work is primarily theatrical and exploratory in nature– not particularly of the circus.

The instructor, Christina Lewis Clinton, has been teaching workshops in clown character development and improvisation for fifteen years. Christina started clowning in Nicaragua when she traveled there with a Women’s Circus. She has studied and performed clowning in Europe, Mexico and the United States. She received her Master’s in Drama Therapy in San Francisco.

Christina and I studied together with Czech master clown Ctibor Turba.

They are currently in the midst of a 20 week session that started January 20 and will finish in May with a public show. They will also have an intensive two day workshop in June.

To find out more about their work, visit their website listed below:
http://www.clownschoolsf.org/

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