Clown Cabaret

September 21, 2015, 8PM

Clown Cabaret
Regular performance at
1358 Florida Ave. NE Washington DC

Producers Pauli, Beriss & Potter present:

Todd Gardner • Unfortunate Glen • Guy Collins • 
Rachel Spicknall&Toby Mulford • Mariah Fraker

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*performers subject to change*


Unfortunate Glen

Unfortunate Glen

Unfortunate Glen 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.



Todd Gardner

Hot Todd Lincoln is a Baltimore based emcee, producer, and sideshow performer in the greater Washington, DC area. He connects with audiences using dry wit, bad puns, classic sideshow stunts, and snappy suits. He has hosted and performed in shows throughout the I-95 corridor, also dubbed the Tassel Trail! (He wrote that), as well as far off and mystical lands such as NYC, Falls Church, VA, New Orleans,LA, Washington, DC, West Chester, Pennsylvania, Richmond, VA,...just to name a few. He is the co-producer of Hot Night Productions, and is current emcee for Twisted Knickers Burlesque. He has been a guest emcee for such troupes as Wasabassco Burlesque, Black Tassel Boolesque, Peek-A-Boo Revue, Gilded Lily, Sticky Buns Burlesque, and Birdcage Burlesque.

Hot Todd Lincoln at Clown Cabaret in Washington DC, Sept. 21, 2015


Guy Collins

Guy Collins at Clown Cabaret Sept. 21, 2015

Guy Collins has been around, quite a bit, and now he is here. From the streets of Paris to the alluring sunsets of Key West, the cobbles of the West Piazza’s of Covent Garden and Faneuil Hall, Burlington’s eclectic circus and Baltimore’s Bricks and all that came before in Australia and Europe. Lately in a circle arriving back to the beginning as a period fool.


Rachel and Toby Mulford

Rachel is an actor, and a proud Associated Artist of Faction of Fools. She appeared in Accept Me If You Love Me, a play from Peru in its US premier in July 2011.

Toby Mulford is an educator, actor, and playwright specializing in ensemble-created physical theater. He is the Associate Artistic Director of the Traveling Players Ensemble, where he started a five-week Commedia dell'Arte summer program for teenagers. He holds an MFA in ensemble-based physical theater from the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre, where he co-created over a dozen original works. He has also studied with Antonio Fava and with faculty from the Moscow Art Theatre School. Originally from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, he has performed with BigHeadHouse, the Vagabond Acting Troupe, the International Opera Company, and Tribe of Fools. His plays have been produced at the Dell'Arte Company (California), the Brick Playhouse (Philadelphia), and the Festival of Animated Objects (Calgary, Canada).

Rachel Spicknall Mulford and Toby Mulford at Washington DC's Clown Cabaret September 21 2015


Mariah Fraker

Mariah Fraker at Washington DC's Clown Cabaret

Mariah Fraker is fresh out of high school. Besides not going to college, she was unsure of what to do next in life. That is until after nine summers at Circus Smirkus camp when she finally realized she was meant to be a clown. She has done quite a bit of theater, including Shakespeare Theatre's Young Company, and she is very excited and eager to find more places to perform.


Matthew Pauli, Co-Producer

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.

Matthew Pauli at Clown Cabaret April 13, 2015 at Logan-Fringe Arts Center

Karen Beriss, Co-Producer

Karen Beriss at Clown Cabaret April 13, 2015 at Logan-Fringe Arts Center

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.


Rich Potter, Co-Producer

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 nothing.

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


Rich Potter at Clown Cabaret April 13, 2015 at Logan-Fringe Arts Center
Photo Credit: Silly Human Tricks Photography