CPLS01E01 Women Clowns 1

**Tip-top Clowns Spill Beans!**

Here’s the video from last Sunday’s online panel discussion.

We five clowns from very different backgrounds gathered to speak about how it is to be a female clown. The panel members were: * Sue Broadway is a director, academic and teacher of circus and physical theatre. She also performs as a clown, compere, eccentric juggler and Vaudevillian. She’s interested in the intersection between Clown, feminism, aging and caring and is wondering where next.

Debra Battton is a Performer / Director of Circus and Physical Theatre based in Melbourne, Australia. Debra is interested in experiments with theatrical forms including Circus Dance Text and Improvisation. She has over thirty years of professional experience including leading Legs on the Wall as Artistic Director for ten years.

Maggie Irving is a clown, teacher and researcher with a ‘Practice as Research’ PhD in becoming a female clown. A Clown Doctor! Passionate about clowning in everyday life, and bringing the art of clowning into stand up comedy, business and beyond.

Peta Lily is a prolific devising performer who often uses autobiographical material in her work; clown-informed, mixed with spoken word, song and gently wry satire. She directs, leads independent workshops & is a Visiting Lecturer at leading drama schools in London.

Holly Stoppit is a facilitator, performance skills teacher, theatre director, dramatherapist and clown academic, specialising in live, interactive, improvised and devised performance. At the heart of all of Holly’s work is a desire to promote creative discovery and connection through play.

The discussion was chaired by Vicki Amedume from Upswing Aerial and produced by Dave Spathaky for Clown Power.

This is the first of a series of discussions between clowns, to find out more join the Clownpower Fb group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClownPower Or check out the Website: http://zoological.ie

Clown Power admin team: Shakti Greener, Sascha Goslin, Don Lehn, Pete Turner, Adrian Barker.

Series Hashtag: #ClownPowerPanel Twitter @DeepSpin Clown Power have underwritten this series of free events (that’s me).

If you can help with a donation it’ll REALLY help me. Donations in the virtual hat. Suggested tip for attending events: €5. Virtual tip jar/hat here: http://paypal.me/DavidSpathaky That is all. I thank you.

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