Clown Party is a monthly showcase of new and developing work held on the second Thursday of each month at Pine Box Rock Shop in Brooklyn starting from 7 PM.

The night features three hour-long blocs with different themes and focuses, followed by open time for socializing.

It’s an informal place for the community to come together, test bits, develop longer work, and meet new collaborators.

Whether you’re getting on stage for the first time, polishing an act for a future Clown Flex, or developing a solo or ensemble full-length show, come along to try out work and get inspired with a friendly and supportive audience. 

Tickets are free for Clown Gym members. All others pay what you want on the door (cash or Venmo), with a suggested contribution of $5 per block or $10 for the whole night.

Learn more about each bloc below. See all Clown Gym events here.


aka Clown Open Mic, this bloc offers 5 minute slots for never-before-seen work. Open to first time performers as well as experienced artists, solo or ensemble. Produced by Jess Ducey and hosted by Brooke Ferris or Edu Díaz.


A Really Really Serious Well Written Play is a live direct show in which clowns, improvisers, and other alt comedians offer a fresh take on a classic work of American theater, live directed by Rachel Resnik


An hour of purely nonverbal theater. From slapstick to mime to clown, anything goes (so long as there’s no talking!). Music and other audio tracks (including voiceover) are allowed, and ensemble bits encouraged. Acts up to ten minutes. Curated by Kristin McCarthy Parker, produced by Jess Ducey, and hosted by Kristin or Isaac Young (come along and be surprised!).


Pine Box kindly gives us the space all night, so after the last show, stick around, grab a drink from the bar, and come hang out with your fellow clowns. Chat with the performer who inspired you most, meet a new collaborator, and start planning your next act!


Got an idea for a themed show? Working on a new act but not sure which bloc is the best fit? In town and want to play with some New York clowns?

Send an email to to pitch an act or chat about a guest slot to program a future Clown Party bloc.

Clown Party is produced by Rachel Resnik and Jess Ducey, with design by Edu Díaz.