Monday, January 07, 2008

NY GOOFS Winter Workshop and Intensive

The NY Goofs


Winter Workshop Southwest: Dallas, TX February 1-3, 2008
Winter Intensive NYC: New York, NY February 15-17, 2008

Details for New York:
February 15-17, 2008
Dick Monday & Tiffany Riley
joined by Jeff Gordon (le Clown Gordoon)
Seth Bloom & Christina Gelsone (Full Bloom Theatre)

Jeff Gordon has been performing as a clown for nearly 30 years. He has performed all over the world, including serious stints under the tent of the Big Apple Circus; on Broadway with Bill Irwin; as a member of the Big Apple Clown Care unit in hospitals all over New York City, on cruise ships, and in movies, theatres, and other venues. Utilizing circus skills, audience participation, improvisation and puppetry, Gordoon brings joy and laughter to all of his audience members. His one man show is called Fools Foolin', and finishes with his signature act, where the clown blows billowing rolls of toilet paper high up into the air with the use of a powerful leafblower. This act has since been appropriated by many clowns all over the world.

Seth Bloom is the co-creator of The Acrobuffos, founder of Full Bloom Theatre, co-founder of Split Knuckle Theatre, and the International Artistic Director for the Mobile Mini Circus for Children, headquartered in Kabul, Afghanistan. Seth brings to his expertise his education at the London International School of Performing Arts (MFA), the Dell' Arte School of Physical Theatre, Wesleyan University, and the Ringling Brothers Clown College (BFA--bachelor of fun arts). He has worked--performing, directing, and/or teaching-- in Afghanistan, Argentina, Japan, Canada, China, England, Romania, Scotland, and the USA.

Christina Gelsone is the co-creator of The Acrobuffos, co-founder of Fool's Academy, and a member of Bond Street Theater. As a non-verbal clown and street performer, Christina has performed in festivals in Singapore, Albania, Scotland, Japan, Holland, France, Venezuela, Portugal, and Greece. She has performed and taught extensively in areas of post-conflict, including Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia, and Afghanistan. She is a graduate of Princeton University and the Dell' Arte School of Physical Theatre and is a former faculty member of Adelphi University.

Details for Dallas TX:
February 1-3, 2008
Dick Monday & Tiffany Riley
joined by Jeff Smithson direct from the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut!

His bio:
Jeff Smithson plays for life. He has brought Improv to business professionals through corporate coaching with Performance of a Lifetime, and performed with both the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Program and the NY Goofs in over a dozen hospitals and on a multitude of stages over the past 10 years. With a B.A. in Religion and certificates from Ringling Clown College and Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater, Jeff integrates compassion and creativity into each moment. He has run various workshops for Health Care Professionals including the first New England Child Life Professionals Conference and various Hospice and Caregivers Retreats. Jeff supervises the Central New England portion of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp’s Hospital Outreach Program. He currently resides with his wife and 16-pound cat in Connecticut.

Both workshops will be Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday.
Feel free to reply to this email with any questions you may have! Or check our website for details:
phone: 212.591.0028

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