Sat, Mar 24 at 12pm

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In this workshop we will explore core clowning concepts - partnering with other clowns, with props, with the audience and with oneself; imitating nature and then exaggerating; developing character from action - and learn some fundamental clown routines.

2.5 hrs. Max 35 students.


Jeff founded The Clown Conservatory, the only comprehensive professional clown training program in the United States, and he directed the program until 2010. Jeff is now the Bay Area Casting Partner for Cirque du Soleil, the Artistic Director of the Medical Clown Project and a director with the global consulting firm Stand & Deliver.

A graduate of the Dell'Arte International, Jeff has performed with Cirque du Soleil, The Pickle Circus, Vaudeville Nouveau and Make*A*Circus and in such theaters as Berkeley Repertory Theater, The Goodman Theater in Chicago, Marin Theater Company, The Kennedy Center, TheaterWorks of Palo Alto, The San Francisco and Marin Shakespeare Festivals and Lincoln Center Theater in New York.

Jeff is the author of The Secret Life of Clowns, a backstage tour of Cirque du Soleil and the Clown Conservatory, which launched nationally at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2017.

Hale's Ale's Double Decker Room

4301 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA 98109