Ania Upstill (they/them) is a queer and trans performer, director, theatre maker, teaching artist, and clown. A graduate of the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre (Professional Training Program), Ania’s recent work, often under their company Butch Mermaid Productions, celebrates LGBTQIA+ artists with a focus on gender diversity. They have toured to Palestine with Clowns Without Borders USA, and have taught clown internationally. Ania has also performed clown and drag acts at venues in New York City including House of Yes, The Duplex, and The Tank. As a teaching artist they teach for Lincoln Center Theatre, New York Theater Workshop, Theater of the Oppressed NYC, and New Victory.