ANGELA DELFINI EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU To Play The 2018 NY Clown Theatre Festival

Angela Delfini Explains It All For You, a full-length one-woman show created by Angela Delfini and John Towsen, will play the 2018 NY Clown Theatre Festival at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Avenue at Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211) as part of its United States cross-country tour this fall. Performances will be on Saturday, September 8 at 7pm, Tuesday, September 11 at 7pm, and Sunday, September 23 at 2pm. Tickets ($20) are available online at www.bricktheater.com or by calling 866-811-4111. The performance will run approximately 60 minutes, with no intermission.

Join Delfini and her brave subject Estrella on a clownesque five-step recovery program full of unique challenges and you-can't-go-home-again transformations. Can the maniacally confident Delfini get stuck-in-beta Estrella to dance and laugh her way to version 2.0 and beyond? Probably... but not without your help!

Angela Delfini Explains It All For You summons up a world of characters and draws upon the styles of physical comedy, dance, and circus, and especially on the power of you, the audience. A comedy, but with a serious theme: the role of humor, of playing the game, in our never-ending creation of self.

For all those who want to make their comedy more physical and their physicality more funny, John Towsen will also be teaching a crash course in physical comedy vocabulary and its application for clowns, actors, mimes, dancers, and circus & variety artists on Saturday, September 15 & Sunday, September 16 from 10-4pm at Soundance Studios (281 N. 7th Street, Studio #7 on the 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY - just three blocks from The Brick).

Expand your creative possibilities as you play with a wide variety of slapstick skills centered around your own physicality, playing with partners, and reimagining the world of objects, as chairs, tables, hats, coats, plates and doors take on new life in your comedic hands. We'll combine these techniques with character, gag structure, and story to create new material. Rare archival video footage will be screened, and resources for further exploration of physical comedy will be provided. Some performance experience and a reasonably sound body highly recommended, but all ages, body types, and levels of experience welcome. Workshop fee is $180 ($120 for NY Clown Festival performers).

Email johntowsen@gmail.com for more information and to book your spot in this exclusive workshop!

ANGELA DELFINI (Creator/Performer) is a multi-talented, multi-lingual Italian comic actress, who has worked extensively in film, theatre, cabaret, and circus. She has performed throughout Europe and in four different languages (Italian, French, Spanish, and English.) After graduating from the Paolo Grassi theatre school in Milan and working with choreographers, including Susanne Linke, Angela decided to deepen her studies of classical dance and '"mobile architecture" with the movement masters, Prisca Picano and Salvatore Tarascio. At the same time, always attracted to the theater and the authenticity of improvisation, she studied the Lecoq method with the master, Kuniaki Ida. This twin focus on the body and acting led her to work as an actress, first in Italy with the Marciel Cinema-Theater's The Colors of Life, and as the creator of her own performances, Festina Lente and Viva the Uorcsciopp. In France she continued her work with the Ploum Company and other film directors. In New York, she studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and in Barcelona at the Nouveau Clown Institute, with Jango Edwards and other artists from several countries. Recent collaborations include RainTomatoes (Mantova, 2013); Theater of Pettirosso for Le Cirque des Femmes (2015); La Srabis (Italy, 2017); Magda Clan Circo (2017-18 tours).

JOHN TOWSEN (Creator/Director) is the founder and director of the New York City Physical Comedy Lab and was founder and artistic director of the first NY Clown-Theatre Festival. He is widely recognized as an author, director, producer, performer, and teacher in clown, physical comedy, and allied arts. He has toured shows nationally and internationally and has taught full-length courses at Princeton, Juilliard, and NYU, and workshops in over a dozen countries. His 1976 book, Clowns: A Panoramic History, is still considered to be the standard work on the subject, and his blog All Fall Down: The Art & Craft of Physical Comedy (http://physicalcomedy.blogspot.com), is widely read by practitioners in the field.

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