Lloyd Brant is a professional clown. For over thirty-years he and comic life partner Rosie Cole have raised their family touring across America in an Airstream trailer, while performing together at fairs and festivals, with their trained chicken.|
Now they live full time in Minneapolis, thanks to the success of their Emergency Clown Nose. Their familys trademarked design of a clown nose in a medicine jar distills into a handy bottle their mission of healing through laughter. Their Emergency Clown Nose is currently sold in all 48 of the lower United States.
As a playwright Brant has spent the last ten-years developing a re-imagined theater infused with circus, carnival, and magic created in the imagination through the suspension of disbelief. Brant believes that true magic can only be achieved through great storytelling.
Angela Lloyd tells stories in English and Spanish, with music, rhythm, and poetry. A consummate artist on the Washboard, she also plays the Autoharp, Baritone Ukulele, Spoons and Bells. Angela tells folktales from the oral tradition, the best in children's literature and insights from her own personal experience.
The daughter of a composer and an engineer, she was raised in South America listening to Carl Orffs Music for Children, Pete Seeger, Miriam Makeba, and Mitch Miller.
Since earning her MFA at the Florida State/Asolo Conservatory for Professional Actor Training, she has crisscrossed the country in performance. She is highly sought after as a featured teller at regional and national festivals, as well as a teaching artist conducting residencies and tutorials. She has been a California Arts Council grantee as the resident storyteller The Walden School in Pasadena, CA. Walden School continued to fund the position and extended the residency through 2007. From 2009 2016, Angela has been the Storytelling Teacher at Childrens Community School, Van Nuys, California
Angela was a 2013 recipient of the NSN Oracle Circle of Excellence Award. This award is presented to artists who are recognized nationally by their peers to be master storytellers.
Two Chairs Telling has been produced and hosted by Loren Niemi since 1992 first at the Jungle Theater and at the Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater since 2012. TCT is presented on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from September June and is sponsored in part by Cheap Theater (a monthly storytelling series at the Black Forest Festaal Room) and is coproduced this year by performance artist / storyteller Howard Lieberman. For more information on the Two Chairs Telling contact Loren: email@example.com or 651-271-6349
Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater (View)
810 West Lake Street
810 West Lake Street, MN 55408