Triple Bill - Play the Fool 2019

ATB Financial Arts Barns - Backstage Theatre

Comedy

RatingPG 13+
Company Websitewww.playthefool.ca

MY BIRTHDAY

Brooklyn NY
Created & performed by Michaela Lind 
Directed by Kendall Cornell

Everybody loves a clown - especially on her birthday. What does a birthday really mean? Every year, every single human being has one, and we each, depending on our ages, cultures, and personalities, relate to it differently. And why is the clown so readily associated with a birthday, invited to help others celebrate? What would happen if this equation were reversed?

Creator & performer Michaela Lind hails from Sweden. She has trained at GITIS (Moscow), Mirror Theater (Sweden), Michael Howard Studios and HB studios (NYC), and City University of New York. Past work includes: Edinburgh Fringe, PVD Fringe, Public Theater, LaMaMa, Dixon Place, Ontological Theater, Beijing Children’s Opera, and the streets of the world, and is a proud member of Clowns Ex Machina. www.michaelamlind.com // @aratheater // @misssalomeshead 

Director Kendall Cornell is at the helm of the all-women, NYC clown troupe, Clowns Ex Machina. She has created, directed and performed in full-length shows and shorts for LaMaMa, The NY Clown Theatre Festival, the International Festival de Pallasses, Dixon Place, 92nd Street Y, and elsewhere. Kendall and the troupe have been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Backstage, Spectacle Journal for the Circus Arts, Attitude Dance Magazine. www.ClownsExMachina.com


Money Fish

Toronto, ON
Created & Performed by Hercinia Arts Collective

Money Fish are a zany acrobatic trio of fish-like synchronized swimmers - on land! Seriously silly, the Money Fish have prepared their world class acrobatic synchro routine for this special presentation.

The Money Fish have been swimming through audiences since 2011. They have performed at events such as the Dubai Comedy Festival, Toronto International Buskerfest, and Canada Days at Nathan Phillips Square and Mississauga Celebration Square. Hercinia Arts Collective is a non-profit contemporary circus organization dedicated to creating and performing new contemporary circus works. http://www.herciniarts.com


One Man’s Trash…

Edmonton, AB
Written & performed by Neil Kuefler, Ben Stevens & Mark Vetsch 

Janitors, tasked with cleaning the streets, come across a garbage can filled with discarded props and set pieces from a local theatre. Sifting through the trashed items, they are transformed, each object magically dropping them into a different Shakespearean play. The can will drag these friends through comedy, tragedy, and murder most foul-- proving that with a little imagination, one man's trash is another man's Measure for Measure.

Neil, Ben and Mark are all Edmonton-based theatre artists who studied drama & performance at the University of Alberta. They have received physical theatre through many avenues, and learned Pochinko style clown from Mike Kennard and Jan Henderson. They have been involved with creating, producing, and running Edmonton’s Thou Art Here Theatre since 2012. thouartheretheatre.com

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