SEASON 9: September 2022 – May 2023

Dynamics of Clowning”

with Jon Davison

When: Saturday Oct 1 and Sunday Oct 2 from 10am-5pm.

Where: Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W 43rd Street in Studio A.

Cost: $200.


“The Delightfully Difficult”

with Omari Soulfinger

When: Saturday Nov 5 and Sunday Nov 6 from 10am-5pm.

Where: Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W 43rd Street in Studio A.

Cost is on a sliding scale, you chose the amount between: $175-$250.

 “The Delightfully Difficult” is a dark comedy fusion of Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques and various clown methods for finding freedom in-between our masks. This therapeutic theater process seeks to put internal and external conflicts into the aesthetic space, discover provocative performance material and encourage creative advocacy on and off stage. Central to this technique is the metaphor of “cops in the head”: internalized voices/thoughts which prevent action toward authenticity, desire, and creativity. These thoughts are brought into the theater space as exaggerated characters to be mocked and toppled.

The process features fun physical games and exercises, silly image theater, improv scenes, a clown’s re-imagining of “upstander” intervention, addressing performer identity, and the contexts of “punching up + punching down” comedy, personal story sharing, and character creation.

DISCLAIMER: Omari knows this all sounds serious and intense, but (fart noise). Individual results (tuba sound) may vary.