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“Don’t run, RUSH!” – Mona Ray – Finland – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

Don’t run, RUSH!

Directed by Lilli Sukula-Lindblom

(Description from NY Clown Theatre Festival Brochure)

This absurdly fascinating comedy comes straight from Finland, known for its wintery darkness and summery light, where people neither talk, kiss, nor laugh out loud. The bold and hot-blooded Mona Ray conjures up therapeutic as well as hysterical and infectious laughter. Don’t run, RUSH! features four different pictures of reality in its most absurd forms. A one-woman show where the viewer is never safe. The feeling of danger brings that extra spice to this comedy act where the recipient gives and all is taken.

In this presentation, believe it or not, the audience really wants to participate! Come along and experience Mona’s incredible characters!

Mona Ray takes the stage with much charm and silliness.

Mona Ray tries to get her electronic device to work.

Mona Ray needs to find a husband in the audience.

A gentleman is volunteered for the position of ‘husband’.

Mona and other audience members get their ‘wedding’ picture taken.

Mona Ray changes her identity to a business man giving out diplomas.

Mona Ray awards audience member Mandi a diploma.

Volunteers from the audience participate in an ‘art project’ performance.

The  ‘art project’ involved blowing up paper bags and popping them.

Mona Ray changed her identity into a chef with toilet cleaning brush.

Mona Ray removing her tie forcefully.

Swinging her clothes in the air and dancing was the culmination of a wild show.

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Audrey Crabtree – “One of Us! A Bouffon Emersion” workshop – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

The workshop description read:

“Spend two days embedded in the world of the bouffon! Learn to translate your observations and frustration with society, systems, and stereotypes into playful dynamic theater work. Through pre-table work and physical play you will develop a unique core character from the inside out. Working in packs you will practice the skills, tools, and tactics of bouffon and begin to find your endless voice. Come to birth a new character or deepen an existing bouffon. Be prepared to move, play hard, and become ONE OF US!”

I arrived on the 2nd day of the workshop and the workshop participants were already preparing themselves for an improv. I was able to capture a series of trios and got a wonderful group shot.
Audrey helps a workshop participant get his costume ready.
Two workshop participants help one another get ready for improv.
First group of workshop participants doing their improv.
Audrey  helps the improv out with some direction.
Second group does their improv.
Class photograph taken at workshop space in Triskelion Arts.
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2012 New York Clown Theatre Festival – PIE FIGHT – at The Brick Theater

PIE FIGHT @ New York Clown Theatre Festival

Every two years the BRICK THEATER in Williamsburg produces the NY Clown Theatre Festival. As part of the OPENING DAY Celebration they have a “PIE FIGHT”.
Inside the theater a plastic tent is constructed and many contestants await their turn to get their pie and enter the tent to COMPETE in the Pie Fight.
The referee for this event was none other than Hilary Chaplain (http://www.hilarychaplain.com/) and the event was coordinated by Billy Schultz. (http://bit.ly/QNKRNY).
The festival is codirected by Audrey Crabtree and Robert Honeywell.
For more information about the Clown Theatre Festival visit The Brick website. http://bricktheater.com/
Video originally posted to: https://vaudevisuals.com