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L.M. Bogad (www.lmbogad.com) is the Founding Director of the Center for Tactical Performance, Professor of Political Performance at UC Davis, and author of the books "Tactical Performance," "Electoral Guerrilla Theatre," "COINTELSHOW: A Patriot Act," and "Perform/Inform/Transform."

Professor of Political Performance at U. California, Davis. Author of the books Tactical Performance: The Theory and Practice of Serious Play," "Electoral Guerrilla Theatre: Radical Ridicule and Social Movements," and "Perform/Inform/Transform: Works of Radical Memory for Times of Social Amnesia." (forthcoming, Routledge), and the play "COINTELSHOW: A Patriot Act." www.lmbogad.com. Bogad works with social movement organizations on creative activist campaigns, and is the worlds best, worst, and only Economusician. He has performed and given workshops internationally, from Chile to Egypt and from Finland to Argentina. Bogad has performed his work in venues from SFMOMA to a squatted military barracks in Barcelona. He is a co-founder of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA).

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Antiauthoritarian Clowning
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Antiauthoritarian Clowning

A Tactical Review

12 November 2020

L.M. Bogad shares the story of the beginnings of Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army, several tenets of “clownfrontational” tactics, examples of rebel clowning in a different contexts, and more.