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Bill Irwin and David Shiner in “Old Hats” at the Signature Theater.

Check out these two’brilliant’clowns and their first appearance together in quite some time

David Shiner and Bill Irwin in “OLD HATS”

Directed by Tina Landau
Music by and Featuring Nellie McKay

2003-04 Playwright-in-Residence Bill Irwin reunites with fellow clown David Shiner for a new work combining their inimitable magic, slapstick, and hilarity. Using music, technology, and movement, plus other tricks up their sleeves, Irwin and Shiner create another wild and remarkable outing of theatre for a new generation of audiences. Signature is proud to present this dynamic duo’s first collaboration since the smash Broadway hit FOOL MOON.

“Ebullient and Charming” NY TIMES
“One of the funniest shows of the past few years” NY POST
“Leaves the audience buzzing with joy!” Time Out

Tickets here.

For additional information go to: Broadway.com
Bill Irwin photographed by Jim Moore
Photograph of Bill Irwin by Jim Moore in his studio circa 1982

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“Smoke & Fire” Deborah Kaufman and Nina Levine – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

A Double Bill

with

‘Leave Nothing but Footprints”

performed and created by Deborah Kaufman

&

“The Quitter…Now with Added Flavor”

performed and created by Nina Levine

(From the 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival Brochure)

Cookie, seeking to fulfill a lifelong dream of scouting, challenges herself in the wilderness. Is a badge within her reach, or will she be undone by the Great Outdoors?

Deborah Kaufmann has delighted audiences worldwide with original physical comedy and puppetry, most recently in Warsaw and Lisbon. She celebrates over 25 years of foolishness with Big Apple Circus Clown Care®, where she oversees the artistic development of BAC-CC clowns. She teaches Pochinko-inspired mask-to-clown and as “clown midwife” she helps others develop new material.

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A devoted smoker reaches her moment of truth: extinguish the habit! Is being a quitter for life attainable, or will she be undone by the Great Addiction?

Nina Levine creates, performs, directs, writes about, and teaches clown. Based in New York, she has appeared in numerous venues here and abroad. Nina’s acts reflect her traditional theatrical background in combination with training in physical comedy and music. In addition to her body of solo work, she is a founding member of the award-winning clown trio Those in the Nose.

Nina tries to get hypnotized to quit smoking.

Neither hypnotics nor patches seem to remedy the smoking addiction.

Deborah Kaufman gives Nina a ‘helping hand’ with her over whelming problem.

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For information on Deborah Kaufman:

http://tooshorttofallover.com

For Information on Nina Levine:
http://ninalevine.com