Clown: Physical Characters & Physical Comedy


Discover your inner clown - and let it out! Michael Trautman draws on his training with Mime Masters Tony Montanaro and Jacques Lecoq to guide you through the discovery of your own movement vocabulary and ways to expand it. Using your body, and body language, create physical characters, and explore the path to discovering your inner clown. Be prepared to play!


About the Instructor:

International variety artist Michael Trautman has been performing his one-man shows around the world since 1977. He has appeared in such prestigious venues as the New York International Festival of Clown Theater, Festival D’Ete in Quebec, the General Jackson Showboat at Opryland USA, the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He was featured in 2018 on The Gong Show with Mike Myers, and appeared previously on WOW! The Most Awesome Acts On Earth, an ABC Television Special, The Statler Brothers Show on TNN, CCTV in Beijing, China, and Le Plus Grande Cabaret du Monde on France 2 TV. Michael was the star clown in the national tour of OOPS! The Big Apple Circus Stage Show directed by Tony Walton, and from 2006 until 2010 Michael had the pleasure of working on the Broadway bound production of Busker Alley starring Jim Dale. From 2016 until 2018, Michael was the Artistic Director of Circus Maine’s Youth Performance Troupe. 




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