Clown Cabaret

   May 14, 2012

Clown Cabaret
@The Shop at Fort Fringe
607 New York Ave NW
8pm

featuring: Alex Vernon, Chris Davis, Amy Rauch, Stephon Walker, Mutts Gone Nuts, Sarah Olmsted Thomas, Rich Potter, Karen Beriss, and Matthew Pauli
(click here for tickets)

*performers subject to change*

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Alex Vernon

Alex Vernon

Alex Vernon is an actor, street artist, puppeteer, and tinkerer. Originally from Tennessee, he's made the DC area his home for the last 4 years. He's performed locally with Young Playwrights' Theater, Adventure Theatre, Happenstance Theater, and can be found cutting silhouettes on street corners during the weekend.

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Mutts Gone Nuts

Mutts Gone Nuts

 

Scot Houghton Mutts Gone Nuts

www.muttsgonenuts.com

 

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Chris Davis

The Renaissance Man is (really) Christopher Davis; actor, author and comedian. In an effort to put his degree in Philosophy from Villanova University to the best possible use, he’s been entertaining and educating audiences of all ages since 1988. Shakespeare, Poe, Dickens, Greek Mythology and Kipling provide his material for interactive school programs which make history and literature more accessible and enjoyable, while giving audience members a chance to take a meaningful role in the performance. Oh...and juggling!

www.renaissance-man.com

 

Chris Davis

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Amy Rauch

Amy Rauch (actor, anthropologist, and other words beginning with "A") has been performing in the DC/Baltimore area since 2005, primarily in various Shakespearean productions. Roles include Lady Macbeth, Mistress Ford, Hermia, Cleopatra, Desdemona, and Cassius. She also performs at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. Her training includes theatre and voice at Missouri State University and various classes with The Shakespeare Theatre Company, including comedy training with the inestimable Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandel.

Amy Rauch
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Stephon Walker

Stephon Walker

Stephon Walker does lots of things.

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Sarah Olmsted Thomas

Sarah Olmsted Thomas is a fourth generation artist. She creates and performs original dance and theatre pieces. She is also a professional actor and has worked with Happenstance Theater, Faction of Fools, WSC Avant Bard, Synetic Theater, Young Playwrights' Theater, and the Maryland Shakespeare Festival. Sarah studied clown with Le Samovar École de Clowns in Paris, and physical theatre with the Pig Iron Theatre Company in Philadelphia. This summer, she will complete an apprenticeship with Bread and Puppet Theater in Vermont. B.A., Sarah Lawrence College.

saraholmstedthomas.tumblr.com

Sarah Olmsted Thomas
Photo: Silly Human Tricks Photography

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Matthew Pauli

Matthew Pauli, co-Producer of Clown Cabaret, is a 1991 graduate of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College and has been clowning ever since. He appears regularly at corporate events, street festivals, fairs and picnics and in his stage shows. His work as a clown has taken him around the U.S. and as far as Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Since 1999, he has been proud to be part of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Program, performing at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. For 6 years he toured with The Big Apple Circus sharing the role of Grandma with creator and International Clown Hall of Fame inductee Barry Lubin.

www.matthewpauli.net

Matthew Pauli Clown Cabaret
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Karen Beriss

Karen Beriss

Karen Beriss, co-producer and emcee of this month's Clown Cabaret has been a professional magician for over 15 years. Performing at trade shows around the world, her magic and dry sense of humor - combined with corporate messaging skills - have captured the eyes of the press including National Public Radio, Market Place and The Wall Street Journal. She is super excited to have just joined the Big Apple Circus Clown Care program performing at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Karen is a regular at The Comedy Zone in Washington DC. She trained in improv and acting with Second City in New York. And she has performed for celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Kirstie Alley, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, the Washington Capitals and Robert Goulet. Most recently she worked with Leon Redbone. Plus, Karen’s mom thinks Karen is funny – so it must be true.

www.swellmagic.com

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Rich Potter

Rich Potter is a co-producer and frequent performer for Clown Cabaret. He's studied with Ringling Bros, Maine's Celebration Barn Theater, and Nouveau Clown Institute in Barcelona, Spain, and still hasn't attained his dream of knowing anything.

His appearances on the David Letterman Show, at the Vice Presidential Mansion, in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and other venues domestically and in dozens of other countries have gotten him a laugh or two.

RichPotter.NET

Rich Potter as Guido, Clown Cabaret
Photo Credit: Silly Human Tricks Photography

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