Upcoming Shows

Submit to perform in CLOWN FLEX!

We are looking for six 3-8minute long clown acts for our first Clown Flex of Season 10! The show will take place on Thursday, September 21st at 7:30pm at Brooklyn Arts Haus and will be hosted by Julia Proctor. 

Who should apply: anyone with a funny/beautiful/creative/stupid/superintelligent clown act, who has attended at least one Clown Gym workshop.

Vibe of our show: funny, creative, messy, innovative, moving, full of love.

Past shows

Clown Flex on May 18th, 2023 at Caveat in Manhattan

Co-hosted by Madeleine Joyce and Julia Proctor 


Aya Tucker as Kiki

Michael Galligan as Gros Michele

Claire Davison and Shoshana Rubin Mann as the First Female Crash Test Dummy and her car

Sloan Brettholtz as Officer Scott

Eva Lansberry with Kevin Allen, Lynn Hodeib and Patrick O’Donnell in Sync or Swim

Soojeong Son, directed by Tallie Medel

Stage managed by Francesca Piccioni

Produced by Madeleine Joyce, Michael Galligan and Julia Proctor

today’s mess, artistic residency at the cell theatre

When: April 6 and 7, 2023 at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Where: the cell theatre, 338 W 23rd St, New York, NY, 10011

We’re all a part of it, (yes, even you) but what are we going to do about it? Come watch as a bunch of clowns try, and keep trying, to come together as things fall apart. This show explores how we attempt to build community and how we deal with our own mess and other peoples’. How do you keep trying even when you’re so dang tired? There will be music, singing, dancing, and silliness performed by individuals with extraordinary abilities in the arts, and yes, quite a bit of mess.

The Company: Ania Upstill, Aya Tucker, Francesca Piccioni, Julia Cavagna, Julia Proctor, Kevin Allen, Lex Alston, Nadav Wiesel, Rachel Resnik, and Sophie Amieva.

March Madness featuring Ania Upstill on March 16th, 2023 at Pine Box Rock Shop in Brooklyn

Clown Gym presents Ania Upstill with special guests Butter Water and Saoirse Sawyer Eason, and Lucy Evans as Sir Cum Sized.

TRANSHUMANCE: Award-winning clown Ania Upstill playfully explores what it means to be a trans human in this surreal journey across the landscape of gender.

March Madness is a fundraiser for the Clown Cohort, a year-long mentorship program for aspiring clown teachers that provides skills, coaching, and confidence to experienced and developing teachers, and to strengthen our community by growing and diversifying the roster of clown teachers.

All ticket proceeds will support the program, and we’ll have a raffle and auction on the night (cash or Venmo). Buy a Chest Pass ticket for reserved VIP seating and the sweet, sweet joy of knowing you’re helping clowns thrive.

Produced by Ania Upstill, Jay Délise, Jess Ducey, and Rachel Resnik.

Clown Flex on February 9th, 2023 at Pine Box Rock Shop in Brooklyn

Hosted by Julia Proctor


Blaise Wopperer

Huxley Garrett and KJ Stewart

Lex Alston

Maggie Tully and Richard Lowenburg

Megan Stern

Olga Putilina

Stage Manager and Tech: Francesca Picconi
Produced by Madeleine Joyce, Michael Galligan and Julia Proctor

Clown Flex on November 11th, 2022 at Pine Box Rock Shop in Brooklyn

Hosted by Madeleine Joyce


Jay Délise

Jeff Seal and Chris Manley

Isaac Young

Rachel Resnik

Hannah Mitchell and Nathan Repasz

Produced by Madeleine Joyce, Maggie Tully, Michael Galligan and Julia Proctor

Tech by Francesca Picconi

Season 9 show photos by Sean Barry

Do the Virtual Clown Show

March 2020 – May 2021

A weekly, then monthly, variety show hosted on Zoom during the COVID-19 Pandemic featuring innovative comedy performances, live music, intermission dance parties, community announcements, and a whole lot of heart.

Watch the shows below!

Measuring in Cartwheels

Do you have it all? Do you know someone who does? Really, like you actually know them? Not Beyoncé. Dinah and Julia do not have it all. But they feel like they should, so they made a show about it. Measuring in Cartwheels: a clowny exploration of having it all.

Created and Performed by Dinah Berkeley and Julia Proctor

Project Y’s Women in Theatre Festival, June 2017

Directed by Michael Bauer

Dutch Kills Theatre Workshop, January 2018

Directed by Tara Giordano

An Unapologetic Mess: a clown show!


A monthly mess at The People’s Improv Theatre

Initial Run featuring Julia Proctor as Icky Shirley Dangle and Devin Shacket as Chunky Cricket Discharge

Sequel Run hosted by Joe Galan and Kim Kaiser