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2018 NY Clown Theater Festival Brick Theater Clown Photography

‘Clown Cabaret’ – New York Clown Theater Festival – Sept 5th, 2018

Hosted by Frank (Joe Galan) and One Lonely Chunk (Kim Kaiser) of An Unapologetic Mess: A Clown Variety Show.

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Angela Delfini Explains It All For You: A ¾-Woman Show

Angela gets her temper going as the audience member tries to help her to get her shoe on.

From the Festival brochure:

Straight from Barcelona, Toronto, and La Spezia, meet Italy’s greatest export, personality pioneer Dr. Angela Delfini, and her nervous but brave subject, Estrella. Join them on a clownesque five-step recovery program full of unique challenges and you-can’t-go-home-again transformations. Can the maniacally confident Delfini get the stuck-in-beta Estrella to dance and laugh her way to version 2.0 and beyond?? Probably, but not without your help!

Angela’s show will be performed on the following dates and times at the Festival.

Saturday, September 8 @ 7pm
Tuesday, September 11 @ 7pm
Sunday, September 23 @ 2pm

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Sitting in the front row was a young ‘Harpo’ commenting on almost all the acts on stage. (His mother has her hand over face)

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Look at What We Found

A clown ensemble from San Diego, California had to deal with the young ‘Harpo’ as he got involved in the show

The ensemble got into an improv of the previous clown act.

Headed up by Tommy Galan the ensemble worked with a guitar player as well.

From the Festival Brochure:

Look At What We Found is a theatrical improvised clown performance that invites the audience into a world where they can let go of their rigid adult lives, surrender to play, and find the joy and magic they left behind as children. The clowns begin with the stage and theater as their blank canvas, and with one brush stroke of stupidity at a time they build a tapestry of games, play, interaction and fun. Together, clowns and audience will Look At What We Found!

One more performance!

Saturday, September 8 @ 3pm

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JON DAVISON

Jon is an accomplished clown and performed one piece in this cabaret. His remaining time with the festival will be teaching a workshop on Sat/Sunday. His performance was delightful.

Utilizing his clown skills and a comedic visual built into his costume Jon charmed the audience.

Nothing like ‘reaching out to your audience’.

Getting into the audience and making it work is one of the routines of a great clown.

For more information on Jon’s upcoming workshop ‘Devising and Creating Clown’  go here.

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Yay, America!

Kaitlin Kaufman performed an excerpt from her show which she is premiering at the Festival on Sat. with 2 more performances during the week.

Saturday, September 8 @ 1pm
Tuesday, September 11 @ 9pm
Sunday, September 16 @ 3pm

For more information on the NY Clown Theater Festival go here!

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At The Brick Theater

The Brick is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at:
579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211
(between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street)

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Clown Vaudevisuals Interview

Vaudevisuals interview with Jon Davison

Jon Davison

Devising and Creating Clown

September 8 – 9, 2018

His workshop tomorrow as posted on the NY Clown Theater Festival website.

London Clown School teacher Jon Davison teaches a 2-day workshop, culminating in a performance Sunday night at 6pm!

Saturday, September 8 from 9am to 3pm
AT CPR – Center for Performance Research, 361 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Sunday, September 9 from 9am to 3pm, followed by presentation of work at 6pm at The Brick
AT THE BRICK, 579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

$180

For more information/sign up for class here.

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JON DAVISON has been a clown performer, teacher, director and writer for the last 30 years. He taught clown, improvisation and acting at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona from 1996-2006, when he became a co-founder of the Escola de Clown de Barcelona.

From 2007-2010 he was an AHRC-funded Creative Fellow investigating contemporary clown/actor training at Central School of Speech and Drama, where he obtained his PhD in Clown Performance Practice and is now Visiting Lecturer.

He has performed at festivals, theatres, tents, streets and bars throughout Europe, and is currently artistic director of the clown/circus/pantomime company Stupididity.

He has published two books, Clown: Readings in Theatre Practice (2013) and Clown Training – a practical guide (2015), both with Palgrave Macmillan.​ ​ He runs the London Clown School, the only provider of regular clown workshops in the UK currently.

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2018 NY Clown Theater Festival Clown Comedy Vaudevisuals Interview

Vaudevisuals interview with Chris Manley and Jeff Seal – ‘Jeff and Buttons Entertain an Audience”.

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Jeff and Buttons Entertain an Audience

Bankrukt Productions

September 13 – 17, 2018

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Created and performed by Jeff Seal and Chris Manley.

Jeff and Buttons (2 very funny jokesters) will entertain their audience by performing their new show entitled “Jeff and Buttons Entertain An Audience.” Their show consists of lots of new but also some old material which will be performed for an audience with the express purpose of entertaining said audience. It should be an entertaining night of performing!

“Jeff and Buttons had me laughing so hard that I was literally wheezing.” – The Happiest Medium

“Their material is so stupid it becomes profound and refreshing” – MaskedArts.com

For more information and/or tickets go here!

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