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The Clown Un_Mask – Mona Ray – Clown – Finland

Mona Ray performing in her one-woman show “Don’t Run, RUSH!” at the 2012 New York Clown Theatre Festival.

Mona Ray performing one of her many characters  in her one-woman show “Don’t run, RUSH!” at The Brick Theater.

Mona Ray performing in her wedding gown in the one-woman show “Don’t run, RUSH!” Directed by Lilli Sukula-Lindblom.

Mona Ray in the hallway Un_Mask.

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The Clown Un_Mask – Lilli Sukula-Lindblom – Performer/Director – Finland

Lilli Sukula-Lindblom performed in the “Short and Fatty’s Half Century Extravaganza” on Sept 10, 2010 as part of the 2010 NY Clown Theatre Festival. Her piece was titled LILLI’s HAIR AND BEAUTY PARLOUR

Lilli Sukula-Lindblom (r) performs with audience participation at 2010 Clown Festival.

Lilli directed her fellow Finland clown Mona Ray in Don’t Run, RUSH! at this year’s 2012 New York Clown Theatre Festival.

Lilli Sukula-Lindblom in the hallway Un_Mask.

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From Los Angeles – “The Dingbat Show” – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

THE DINGBAT SHOW

A surreal roller coaster ride thru comedy and pandemonium. Juggling, acrobatics, singing and burlesque…

Matthew Morgan and Tina Groff in “The Dingbat Show

Matthew Morgan, Guilford Adams, Brandon Breault and Tina Groff dance up a storm.

Guilford Adams and his precious handkerchief.

Tina Groff, Mathew Morgan, Guilford Adams and Brandon look off to the side.

Brandon Breualt and his wonderfully funny Shakespearean actor.

Special Guest for the Dingbat Show was burlesque celebrity Julie Atlas Muz.

Julie Atlas Muz always has something for everyone in her audience.

Tina Groff get a ‘wiff’ of Julie Atlas Muz’s G string and it set her on fire.

Tina Groff begins the process of removing her clothes.

After Tina gets down to her bare essential she finds a silk chain.

Brandon with bell in hand begins the domestic boxing match.

With boxing gloves on the couple decide to hug instead of fight.

Special guest Sweet Soubrette sings a lovely original song for the audience

Brandon gives Guilford a wild horsey ride.

Guilford points out someone in the audience to Matthew and Brandon.

The company juggles, play ping pong, finds a impostor mexican and more.

The floor was a mess after the show. But what great fun it was!

Created & Performed by:

Matthew Morgan, Tina Groff, Brandon Breault & Guilford Adams

Board Operator: Heidi Brucker

Special Guest: Julie AtlasMuz , Sweet Sobrette

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Super Spectacular! To Opera with Love – Dononvan Ensemble – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

2 Showmen – 6 Operas – 1 hysterical hour!

Merril Garrick and his assistant Emmett take the audience on a roller coaster ride of hilarity by presenting absurdly reinvented seven-minute versions of the world’s greatest operas.

Johnnie Niel (Emmett) and Joe Kolbow (Merril Garrick) perform their wonderful OPERA tribute…

Emmett helps Merril Garrick with his coat. (all thru the show)

They perform complete operas ranging from Carmen to La Boheme to …

….Madame Butterfly

Emmet (with his traveling poncho) and Merril are ready to finish the show.

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For more information on the Donovan Ensemble go HERE!

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Will Shaw – DEADPAN ALLEY – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

Will Shaw

DEADPAN ALLEY

In Deadpan Alley, Will Shaw uses his skills as a juggler and musician to explore the big questions such as: Huh? . . . and: What the . . . ?

Also featured will be random discourse as well as periodic non sequitur. Persons with a history of sensitivity to quandary or predicament should consult a doctor before attending this performance.

There certainly is a reason the show is called DEAD PAN ALLEY.

WillShaw balances a ball on a stick while playing classical piano.

A moment of reflection inbetween juggling and playing music.

WillShaw balances cigar boxes on his chin.

Will Shaw spins tops that spin in many different places.

The top spins and causes little pain to Will Shaw.

Will Shaw performs many wonderful top tricks.

An innocent audience member becomes a top spinning surface for Will Shaw.

Will Shaw discusses with the audience the many kinds of tops.

Will Shaw performs with many sized tops.

The ‘toy baby’ arm balances the spinning ball.

Will Shaw balances a ball on his head while juggling 3.

Will performs with the devil sticks.

Will finishes the show in clown shoes and clown nose (that lights up) playing BACH.

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2012 New York Clown Theatre Festival – “Unbearable Lightness” – Denni Dennis & Kate Taylor

Created and performed by Denni Dennis and Kate Taylor.

On assignment in New York, Screwtape and Wormwood have souls to corrupt. The Boss has given these poor devils the seemingly simple task of inflicting each of the seven deadly sins upon the unsuspecting folk of the City. With their wiles, suave tango moves, and even their pointe shoes, these fiends seduce the good people of NYC.

Will they succeed? Will you die laughing while they try? Nobody knows, but as unionized employees of Satan the devils get mandatory cigarette breaks. One day they listen to a local radio station and everything changes. Now these spawn of Satan meet their greatest challenge yet.





Denni Dennis  dressed in makeup and red clothes as ‘Wormwood”.
Dancing together seems to agree with both of them.
Denni Dennis (Wormwood) dances with an audience member.
Wormwood tries to entice the audience members with beer and chips.
Narrowing the candidates down to two Screwtape dances up a ‘disco’ storm.
In the final scene Kate (Screwtape) and Denni (Wormwood) are left alone in the quietness of solitude.
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2012 New York Clown Theatre Festival – Clown Cabaret – Sept 13th, 2012

Hosted by Fantasy Grandma

Fantasy Grandma hosts the NY Clown Theatre Festival CABARET

Summer Shapiro dances with audience volunteer in excerpt from IN THE BOUDOIR

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Billy Schultz performing as Gooper Junior in the “Re-enactments of Country Life”.

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Karim Muasher and Carrie Brown perform in the “Vindlevoss Family Circus”.

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Z Smith performs as Pepito in ‘Pepito’s Big Date’.

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Fontaine and Bernie are Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith in “We’re Not Here”.

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Mona Ray performing an excerpt from her one-woman show “Don’t Run, RUSH!”

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Mister & Missus Clown perform in “Blind Love”.

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Check out the upccoming shows and Cabarets at The New York Clown Theatre Festival.

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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

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“Fools for Love” – Small Matters Company – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

Direct from Edmonton, Canada the SMALL MATTERS group presents FOOLS FOR LOVE  at The Brick Theater.

From the 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival Brochure

“Rocket and Sheshells take you on a hilarous roller-coaster ride of imagination, while they plummet straight into your heart”

Sheshells (Christine Lesiak) playing with her doll in FOOLS FOR LOVE.

Rocket (Adam Keefe) tries to impress his barbie companion.

Rocket and Sheshells check out the ‘personals’ in the local paper.

Sheshells tries to comfort Rocket during an accident.

Rocket demonstrates his ‘manliness’ to Sheshells.

Rocket listens for the ninjas inside the apartment.

Rocket and Sheshells take a roller coaster ride.

Rocket and Sheshells try and pry their hearts apart.

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2012 Best of Manitoba Fringe Festival

“riotous… extraordinary physical comedy.”
– 4/5 Stars, The Winnipeg Free Press

“sublime… this show is an absolute must see”
– 5/5 Stars, CBC Manitoba

Hope to see this company back in New York soon with their upcoming shows!

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Adam Gertsacov – “Buffoon Anonymous: 12 Steps to Inanity” – NY Clown Theatre Festival

The NY Clown Theatre Festival brochure read:

Buffoon Anonymous: 12 Steps to Inanity

“A fictional autobiographical  story about a clown who needs to quit – and can’t”

It was so much more!

Buffoon Anonymous: 12 Steps to Inanity

Written and performed by Adam G. Gertsacov

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