Clowns Ex Machina (Kendall Cornell, Artistic Director) presented the panel Clowning While Female: A Conversation as part of the Brick Theater’s New York Clown Theatre on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 9 September at 12:00 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 2:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 3:00 p.m. EDT (New York).

Is clowning while female a radical act? Or just another day at the clown office.  

Clowning While Female!  A Conversation brings together women clowns to explore what they are going through – and coming up against as artists.   Moderated by Kendall Cornell of Clowns Ex Machina, this panel discussion will bring together funny women with varied perspectives and experiences ranging from circus, theatre, variety show, medical clowning, and street performance.   The discussion will focus on how their clown work and humor engages with our cultural norms -- artistically, industry-wise and clown-wise.  

Panelists are clowns, directors, teachers, and scholars and include Hilary Chaplain, Cecil MacKinnon (Circus Flora), Sonia Norris, Julie Pasqual, and others.  Kendall Cornell is a clown, and artistic director of the all-women clown troupe Clowns Ex Machina. ClownsExMachina.com

The Clowning While Female conversation is part of The NY Clown Theatre Festival which is celebrating 12 years in Brooklyn.  The NY Clown Theatre Festival is a biennial, international festival including performances, workshops, panels, lectures, late night cabarets, free events and more.  Devoted to showcasing Clown Theatre of all styles and creating community among clown artists, the festival opens on Labor Day at 3pm with a participatory pie fight and concludes on September 23rd with a clown funeral through the streets of Williamsburg. The festival offerings include full-length shows from international artists from Poland, Italy, Spain, India, as well as from local artists.

NY Clown Theatre Festival 2018
Info about the festival at Bricktheater.com

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