Julie Goell’s Life In a Clownhouse
Julie Goell is a well-known performer and teacher of comedy and physical theatre, (and the wife of renowned Eccentric Avner.) Â She has written a book about clowning and performing. Â The book, entitled Life In A Clownhouse is part teaching manual, part memoir, Â and all about her and Avner’s theories of performance and clowning.
I have taken a couple of classes with Julie and Avner (once at the Celebration Barn and once at MotionFest) and I can attest that they are both great teachers. Â Their notes about my work as a clown really sent me off in some interesting directions. I’ve always wanted to spend some more time with them on creating a new show. Â This may be the closest I get for a while. Â I am really looking forward to reading this book.
I have featured Julie before on ClownlinkÂ and have seen a couple of her shows. Â Her shows are very inventive and physically creative.
Here’s the promo video for her show CARMEN THE MOPERA
Currently, the book is available only from her husband’s website online. Â I expect it will be available on Amazon before long: CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE LIFE IN A CLOWNHOUSE
The book is $16.95 plus $5 shipping, US only. Â Visit the website if you need international shipping.
ABOUT JULIE GOELL
Julie Goell has degrees in directing and jazz string bass, and is a certified teacher of Somatic Voicework. She is the creator and performer of two one-woman shows, Woman in a Suitcase, and Opening Night Carmen: A Mopera, both of which have toured worldwide. She recently created and directs PIPs, Peaks Island Puppets, and directs the Maine Singers Atelier. In a career spanning over five decades she has performed and taught throughout Asia, Europe, South America, and the US as a singer, musician, mime, clown, actor, director, designer, commedian, and puppeteer.
To find out more about Julie Goell, visit her website http://www.juliegoell.com