Workshop: Taste the Clown or A Very Mini HAHA
IRT Theater
New York, NY
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Workshop: Taste the Clown or A Very Mini HAHA
Three hours is not that long, people, but in this workshop, based on a series of exercises designed by Christopher Bayes, we will begin at the beginning to address, expose and explore some of the most basic components of the clown. Prepare to get bigger, more beautiful, stupid and simpler than you already are. Open yourself up to the great theatrical possibilities that stem from your deepest fears, tragedies and celebrations. This work gives the performer greater access to his dreams, impulses, and humor, thereby freeing possibilities for poetic, highly theatrical and potentially bizarre worlds to emerge. The clown touches something very new, very deep and yet very familiar in us all, acknowledging in both performer and audience the need for a good cry, a great laugh, a profound sigh, or a triumphant yawp.

Catherine Mueller, instructor

Saturday, April 3: 10am-1pm
Saturday, April 17, 10am-1pm

Each workshop costs $60 if you register in advance on Brown Paper Tickets (service fee included in price). $75 at the door.

To ask questions or arrange to pay by check call 413-658-8376, or email


Catherine Mueller is the Co-Artistic Director of The Glass Contraption, a physical theater company that creates original works of theater drawing from the traditions of clown, bouffon, commedia and vaudeville.  She has studied clown, bouffon, mask, and movement with Christopher Bayes, Philippe Gaulier, Gregor Paslawsky, Felix Ivanov, Per Brahe and many others.  She apprenticed under Master Clown and Director Christopher Bayes, currently Head of Physical Acting at Yale School of Drama.  She has taught workshops in clown/physical theater at various universities, secondary schools and arts outreach programs in the US and South Africa.  For more information, please visit

These workshops are being offered to raise funds and build community around Underbelly's DWELLICLE 109, developing in residence in IRT's 3B Series.



IRT Theater
154 Christoher St. #3B
New York, NY 10014
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No