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“Lauffiti” – Matthew Belopavlovich – Tampa, Florida – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

From the 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival Brochure:

“Lauffiti blends clowning, breakdance, and magic to create a theatrical experience unlike any other that will inspire audiences to laugh, dance, and play. Lauffiti tells the story of a clown who has lost all hope and is mysteriously sucked into a graffiti-covered wall while walking the streets of the city. The graffiti comes to life and the clown reemerges from the wall exuberant and full of color. The clown finds joy in spreading laughter throughout the city after his experience.”

Performers: Matthew Belopavlovich, April Vollm, Matt Konop

An audience member is recruited to do some funny stuff.

The audience was invited up on stage to dance at the end of the show.

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“Delusions of Grandeur” – Clown Cabaret – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

From the 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival Brochure

“This brainchild of the three producers of Washington DC’s Clown Cabaret is a new narrative about reaching for the stars and spectacular failure. A classically-trained actor, a pompous clown, and a reluctant emcee try to create epic theater. The show devolves into Shakespeare, pies, and laughter. As the action progresses, so do mayhem and absurdity.The thin line between success and failure is explored as homage is paid to Vaudeville, Shakespeare, Film Noir, and French Surrealism. This show explores the past, present, and future of the Clown.

Matthew Pauli, Karen Beriss and Rich Potter formed Clown Cabaret in 2010 as a laboratory for physical comedy in the nation’s capital, and this is the first full-length work to emerge.”

Cartoon like mafia mavens make their way into the show.

Is that a big chicken I see?

I almost got a pie in the face from this giant chicken. Hysterical!

Matthew Pauli gets the pie in the face.

Rich Potter performing as the magician.

Matthew sings a little song on his uke.

Rich Potter, Matthew Pauli and Karen Beriss as Clown Cabaret.

Rich Potter, Matthew Pauli and Karen Beriss take their curtain call.

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“Snooze” – Francois-Guillaume LeBlanc – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

From the 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival Brochure

“A goofy character tries to find a way not to drown in his narcoleptic behavior. No matter what, his dreams and nightmares will always take the stage. An extraterrestrial invasion, a city that grows too fast, a chicken cruising bar, and a dumb vampire adventure are some of the different situations that will pop out of the mind of François-Guillaume LeBlanc. Back from the creation of OVO, he comes to New York to present his special comedy stylings. With more than 30 characters, Snooze is built with mimes, postures, and voice sound effects. A cartoonish experience throughout a unique performance.”

Amazing characterizations of animals and their human qualities.

Francois-Guillaume LeBlanc takes a well deserved curtain call.

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The Clown Un_Mask – Sampo Kurppa – Finland

Sampo Kurppa performs at the 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

Sampo Kurrpa juggles with comedic timing and finese.

He also performs with the hysterically funny Kallo Collective from Finland.

Sampo Kurppa photographed by Jim Moore for Clown Un_Mask series

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“In the Boudoir” – Summer Shapiro – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

From the 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival Brochure

“Matters of the heart can be messy and In The Boudoir delights in making a mess. San Francisco comedienne Summer Shapiro, returns to the New York Clown Theatre Festival for her fourth time with this deceptively simple story of a young female clown’s love life. Veering erratically and erotically between exactitude and befuddlement, control and rashness, beauty and broken, Shapiro plays with the consuming need to be liked and revels in the futility of such a hunger.”

Summer Shapiro upsets the scene with clown like absurdity.

Summer finds a volunteer audience member to partake in her festivities.

Summer Shapiro and volunteer enjoy dinner for two.

Summer Shapiro lets down the ‘bed’ to make the boudoir complete.

Pillow fight ensues as the couple gets upset.

Keith Nelson (a 2nd Volunteer) fights with the first volunteer for Summer’s love.

Keith Nelson and audience volunteer duel for the love of Summer.

Curtain call for the cast members.

Summer Shapiro takes a moment.

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For more information about Summer Shapiro go here!