Ira Seidenstein

Ira photo by: Caspar Schjelbred

Teacher/Director Freelance theatre practitioner since 1973.

​Ira Seidenstein has worked in over 140 live productions.
After working in Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo he created such projects as: 

  • The Madness of King Lear (Avignon, Edinburgh);
  • The Book of Clown (Adelaide 2017), 
  • Commedia Toto (Italy); 
  • Cubist Clown Cavalcade (Paris): 
  • A Flower of the Lips (Sydney);

…and directed 18 actors in the uncut Antony & Cleopatra​ (Sydney).

He has also worked in 20 Shakespeare productions including 10 of the plays such as:
directing Henry the Fifth with 12 women;
10 adaptations including his comedy A Girl’s Guide to Hamlet​.

In 2012/13 Ira was in Slava’s Snowshow in Europe and Australia.

As a veteran performer he has trained 6 years in the Suzuki Actor Training Method and worked in ten Suzuki style productions. He has portrayed over 75 clown characters including: Corteo‘s White Clown and Dead Clown and playing “Harlequin” over an 8 years span.

Jon Davison

Jon Davison. Photographer: Frédérique Bangerter

Jon Davison is a performer, teacher, director and researcher
He has worked in live performance for more than 35 years. He trained at the École Philippe Gaulier and Fool Time Circus School, then spent half his working life in Spain developing his teaching. Jon is the author of two books: ‘Clown Readings in Theatre Practice’ and ‘Clown Training – a practical guide’ and is currently preparing two new books for publication.
He is the founder and director of the London Clown School



See more: www.jondavison.net

Tony Lidington

Tony Lidington

Tony Lidington (Dr) AKA Uncle Tacko! – 40 years as a Showman and as ‘Uncle Tacko!’ – ‘The Pierrotters’, ‘Poppets Puppets’, ‘Uncle Tacko’s Flea Circus’ & ‘Raree Man & his Peepshow’.

Tony has a Phd in ‘Itinerant British Performance’, he’s a part-time lecturer at the University of Exeter. He’s also a researcher & broadcaster about British popular entertainment forms.

His web sites: www.prom-prom.com & www.seasidefollies.co.uk.



He likes slightly slightly bigger print these days. Currently reading: Blackface Minstrelsy in Britain, Pickering 978-0-7546-5859-7 also Acrobats & Mountebanks by Le Roux & Garnier (1890)

Sascha Goslin

Sascha

Sascha Goslin is an independent producer, focusing on circus, outdoor and accessible theatre.
Besides her passion for the performing arts, she’s driven by a desire to learn as much as she can and gaining as many skills as possible from sewing and photoshop to silversmithing and bookkeeping.
In 2018 she discovered a love for clown, and started learning to perform as a clown and a puppeteer.
She graduated with a 2:1 in Law with European Legal Systems from the University of East Anglia and is currently undertaking AAT Level 3 Accounting.
Since graduation she’s worked notably with SeaChange Arts, NoFit State, Lost In Translation Circus and Frozen Light.
At Zoo Logical she produces, hosts, markets and interviews clowns.

Contact Sascha via twitter here.

Jinne Stiksma

recent photo of Jinne.

Jinne has been a performer, clown, stage manager, live event and corporate video producer and director, festival production manager, IT consultant, web designer and live streaming engineer, and is about to figure out what he wants to do when he grows up.

Jinne as a child.