SHORT + SWEET THEATRE
What is a Clown?
Week 2 | 19 – 23 September
A clown story about what a clown is. A piece started as research for an image book for adults. Clown is a point of view, a choice, in this world of joy, fear, and loss. Watching a silent clown show a young girl asks “What is a clown?” and is led on an adventure seeing the seriousness or daily life and the mad, joyful humor as seen in a clowns eyes. The show is a clown routine, and a story performed by classy comedians with Minimum dialogue, precise physical comedy, bright sharp costume and props. Perhaps you would like to try on clown “spectakles” and see the world differently with us.
Writers Paul Willis (Auckland, NZ) , adapted by Clown Collective
Director Clown Collective
Paul willis, clown, a professional actor, teacher, mime, clown for 45 years. Last seen in 2016 Pop Up Globe, and a solo clown show at the Pumphouse theatre. He has acted and directed in more than 50 performance in US and New Zealand and been a professional clown for street work, small touring circuses, corporate work. He studied with Carlo Mazone (Comedia Del Arte) and American Conservatory Theatre (clown, mime). Robert Mignault: clown, actor, member of the Improv Bandits, and professional physical theatre shows in Canada (Robert Lepage and others), US, and New Zealand. He has been seen in film and television commercials in NZ recently.
Paul A Willis