Thursday, November 1, 2007

Where to study based on the shows of the 2007 Clown Theatre Festival?

November 1, 2007

This is by no means a complete survey – but talking to many of the performers in the shows that I thought were the best of the 2007 NY Festival of Clown Theatre and a few performers that I felt their shows needed more development time; I asked them where they studied. These are the schools and ways of studying that from just seeing the shows I would recommend.

Ecole Jacque Lecoq Theatre Mime Movement

People that graduated from good University Theatre Programs and took lots of smaller workshops from various people mostly – students of Ecole Jacque Lecoq.

Philip Gaulier (Student of Lecoq)

Stanley Allan Sherman

The Maestrosities

November 1, 2007

The Coolest Band Ever
Created and Performed by: David Gochfeld, Glen Heroy, Roderick Kimball, Jenny Lee Mitchell, Gina Samardge and Andy Sapora

Yes I know the festival is over but I wanted to blog about this wonderful group of performers that are becoming a great performance entity. I have seen many straightjacket routines but only one that really worked theatrically as part of the show and that was with The Maestrosities as part of the 2007 Clown Theatre Festival – it was hysterically funny. It also had the right amount of emphasis – which was very little. Because of that combination it worked very well. The music, theatre and physical comedy had the right amount of balance. I had seen them about 6 to 8 months ago and they have grown and are much better.

Just looking at the photograph of the combination of talent in The Maestrosities is funny. They all do great routines in their show and work together very well. I hope you did not miss them at the festival.

This is there web site go to their web site and catch their show.

By: Stanley Allan Sherman