UAlberta alumni invite local clown community to open rehearsals and monthly performances
On the last Wednesday of every month, from September through May, Fool Spectrum Theatre hosts the E-Town Clown Cabaret where local artists in the clown community get a chance to perform works in progress for a (hopefully) rowdy and raucous audience.
“It takes a lot of guts for our local clown community to step up to the challenge, and having a large and inviting audience makes it all the better,” says UAlberta alumna and Fool Spectrum Theatre co-founder Morgan Nadeau (‘12 B Ed).
Nadeau hopes to see some new faces out for the upcoming E-Town Cabaret and invites current UAlberta students, grads and anyone else interested in clowning around to attend one of the two open rehearsals she hosts each month with fellow UAlberta alumni Bill Yong (‘14 BA, ‘12 B Ed) and Barry Bilinsky (‘12 BA).
UAlberta alumni Bill Yong, Morgan Nadeau and Barry Bilinsky, run Fool Spectrum Theatre, a clowning theatre company in Edmonton.
“We find the open rehearsals help us develop the cabarets. We meet new performers and we all benefit from working along side our peers.”
If you are interested in performing at the next E-Town Cabaret, the criteria is simple: it must be clown.
The Fool Spectrum company, all trained by University of Alberta’s clowning experts Michael Kennard and Jan Henderson, have come up with a simple definition for clown.
“It must be physical, character-based, and you have to have fun while doing it!” says Nadeau.
Photos by June Photography courtesy of Fool Spectrum Theatre.
Presenter: Fool Spectrum Theatre
Event Title: E-Town Clown Cabaret
Date: Recurring on third Wednesday of the month.
Next cabaret is Wednesday, March 25, themed around Nothing. How can we explore the concept of nothing-ness?
Time: Doors at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Evolution Wonderlounge, 10220 103 Street, Edmonton
Admission: By donation.
For more information about Fool Spectrum Theatre and the E-Town Clown Cabarets:
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