The December episode of Working in the Theatre focused on clowning has been named a Staff Pick by the actual humans who work at Vimeo. The episode is embedded below.

An ancient form of theatrics rooted in physical comedy, clowning transcends language and cultural barriers by finding the absurd in the everyday. Follow clowns Brent McBeth, Joel Jeske and David Shiner through routines. Look inside Slava Polunin’s famed Snowshow and his Academy of Fools.

“If there is someone who is going to reach out, shake your hand and befriend you at the circus, it’s going to be the clown.” says Big Apple Circus clown Joel Jeske. “Clowns fall down so we don’t have to.”

Working in the Theatre: Clowning from American Theatre Wing on Vimeo.

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