Clown Cabaret

March 14, 2011

The Shop at Fort Fringe - 607 New York Ave NW

featuring: Mandy Dalton, Paul Reisman, Kevin C. Carr, Stephon Walker,
Karen Beriss, and Rich Potter

*performers subject to change*

Mandy Dalton

Mandy Dalton is a professional comic actress and clown. She has been performing professionally for over 29 years throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. Her education in clowning started at the Ringling Brothers Clown College (1982) and her training includes work at the Moscow Art Theater School and Cirque du Soleil. Her clown credits include work at the John F. Kennedy Center, Synetic Theatre’s “Black Out” series, The Central Intelligence Agency, Arena Stage, and the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Mandy Dalton

Toasty Poocracker

Paul Reisman

Toasty Poocracker is an actor, educator, graphic and web designer, and clown. Recent acting credits include a national tour with the American Shakespeare Center of The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice, and Henry Vin repertory; Richard III and Pride & Prejudice with the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ; Proof with TheatreFest; A Midsummer Night's Dream with the American Globe Theatre; and the film Cult of Sincerity, recently broadcast on PBS. He has also taught workshops and classes in Classical Text, Acting Shakespeare, and Clown as a teaching artist for the Shakespeare Theatre Company and at other venues including Broadway Theatre Workshop, Knox College, and The Center for Baroque & Renaissance Studies’ summer program. He received his MFA at the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University. BFA, Montclair State University.

Kevin C. Carr

Kevin C. Carr has been a professional working actor, magician, clown, street performer, stuntman, writer, producer and director in the entertainment business for over 20 years. He’s a graduate of Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Clown College & has toured & performed throughout the country with THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH. He’s also a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC and his theater credits range from off-Broadway to regional/stock from NYC to LA to Las Vegas to Austin & back again. His film & TV credits include such co-starring/featured roles on “C.S.I.”, “FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS” & work as a motion capture artist/voice-over/stuntman in “THE POLAR EXPRESS”, just to name a few. He currently resides & works out of Union City, NJ as a Variety Artist/Creative Director of KCC Variety Entertainment, providing live entertainment for ALL events serving the continental USA & abroad. He is thrilled to be performing at the CLOWN CABARET in our nation’s capitol and, after all these years, still considers himself fortunate to be considered, by many, a bohemian/gypsy wackadoo of madcap, ludicrous proportions.

Stephon Walker

Stephon Walker performs unnatural acts of comedy with shattered glass, rusty nails, a staple gun, razor blades, bondage, a love of pop culture, and a rubber chicken in order to make the world safe for nerds, dorks, and loveable losers. Swami YoMahmi has performs regularly at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, as well as festivals, conventions, and fairs, and has been featured in documentaries, magazines, news segments, and the books "Carny Sideshows" and "Weird Virginia". He is the founder and artistic director of Washington, DC's premiere sideshow troupe, Cheeky Monkey Sideshow.