Clown Cabaret

Sept. 12, 2016, 8PM

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

Producers Pauli, Beriss & Potter present:

Drew Kopas • The Kintzes • 

Christopher Davis • James McGrath •

Hosted by Karen Beriss!

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*performers subject to change*


Drew Kopas

Drew is an Artistic Associate with Faction of Fools and Constellation Theatre, he has also performed locally at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Olney Theatre Center, 1st Stage, Keegan Theatre, and Rep Stage. Regionally, he has performed with Everyman Theatre, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, and Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland Ohio. He performedat the Idaho Shakespeare Festival in the summer of 2013.

Drew Kopas at Clown Cabaret in Washington DC April 2016


Christopher Davis

Chris Davis Renaissance Man Clown Cabaret in Washington DC April 2016

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!


The Kintzes

Kolleen and Bobby Kintz stumbled into the world of clown at the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theater in California (where Kolleen attended, and Bobby loyally supported the ensemble as resident photographer). In 2011, the duo returned to Maryland and began volunteering with Clowns Without Borders, helping spread joy and laughter through programming at inner city schools, festivals, and coordination of local fundraising. In 2012, Kolleen traveled with CWB to Indonesia, and this fall the two will make their first voyage together, to perform in Haiti!

The Kintz Family Circus, as they call themselves, works annually teaching camps where little ones can experience the magic of clown, learn skills, and create a show of their very own.

When not training at The Center for Movement Theater with Dody Disanto, these two are working on creating original and wacky pieces of theater, in and out of the red nose.

Kolleen and Bobby Kintz at Clown Cabaret in Washington DC April 2016


James McGrath

James McGrath at Clown Cabaret in Washington DC April 2016
photo by Photos by Kintz

Matt Kaiser has been doing stand up comedy, improvisation, mime, clowning and fun things with props since 2006. Matt graduated from Towson University in 2010 with a BS in Theatre. Since graduating, Matt has taken improvisation and writing classes at Second City in Chicago, and he regularly visits Towson University to assist students for Towson's Techniques in Comedy class. Currently, Matt is teaching a comedy workshop at the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism at Towson, and is also developing independent comedy workshops for the Maryland and DC area.


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