About the Creators:
Eric Davis, has won awards for Best Theatre, Most Outrageous Show, Best Solo Performance and Community Commitment as well as numerous Best of Fests. Red Bastard was voted top 5 shows of 2013 for the U.K. Mr. Davis was a lead clown for Cirque du Soleil’s Iris. His production of Bouffon Glass Menajoree- Nominated for Outstanding Production, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Original Short Script and Outstanding Director by the NY Innovative Theatre awards. He also provided direction and writing for Butt Kapinski and Kill Me Loudly: A Clown Noir. Mr. Davis combines his training in Bouffon, Clown, improvisation, Lecoq technique and Dance.
Deanna Fleysher is a performer, director and teacher of naked comedy. Inspired by clown, improv comedy, bouffon and physical theatre, she explores the bravery and vulnerability of being human. In New York, she created Foreplay, Kill Me Loudly (A Clown Noir) and The Kapinski Private Eye Academy, as well as performing her solo work at Galapagos, Symphony Space, and Lincoln Center. Her directing work includes Echo, "Emmet and Merril: To Opera With Love," and Red Bastard. She is now a resident artist at Artworks Theatre in Los Angeles. www.buttkapinski.com
Sue Morrison is the world-class teacher of Clown and Bouffon, a sought after show creator, director, consultant, and has been instrumental in redefining clown for today’s world. Her intensive workshops allow for the emotional excavation necessary to evolve stellar performances, as exemplified by her many students in global powerhouses Cirque du Soleil, Second City, Blue Man Group, Slava’s Snow Show and as individual performers internationally. In addition to Red Bastard, Ms. Morrison co-created and directed Mr. Davis in ‘Absence of Magic’, acclaimed in both the Village Voice and TimeOut NY. Today, Ms. Morrison’s unique and powerful work brings together the diverse elements of Native American and European Clowning, Bouffon, Le Jeu, Improvisation, and Puppetry, creating dynamic performances that grip the audience. Sue is regularly invited to speak at international theater conferences and her work is the focus of several documentaries and books. Most recently, Sue and co-author Veronica Coburn have written a book on the work titled “Clown through Mask: The Work of Richard Pochinko as Practiced by Sue Morrison”, published by Intellect Press.