Ladies and Gentlemen, I am extremely proud to announce that I have been offered and have accepted the position of Executive Director of the International Clown Hall of Fame and, thanks to an very generous grant from an anonomous benefactor, the International Clown Hall of Fame will be moving to the campus of Monmouth University in Long Branch, NJ with an expected opening date of August 28, 2007.
The International Clown Hall of Fame comes to New Jersey from it's original home in Wisconsin and includes scores of the world's greatest clowns of the past and present among it's honorees.
The ICHOF will now be housed in the former Lauren K. Woods Theater building which will be renamed the Dan Rice Center and will house not only the extensive collections of the ICHOF and very generous donations from the Circus World Museum in Baraboo but also a world class "theater-in-the-round" that is absolutely perfect for the staging of theaterical circus productions.
In addition to entertaining and educating area school children as well as the the general public about the art and craft of circus clowning, the Dan Rice Center will be an essential component of Monmouth University's new course in classical circus clowning which we expect to be able to expand and offer as a four year, fully accredited major by the fall of 2010.
An announcement of our amazing faculty will be made very soon. I think we've put together the greatest assemblage of international clowning instructors possible without the aid of a time machine.
To find out more about the new facility, the International Clown Hall of Fame, Monmouth University's new course in circus clowning and how all of these will be intergrated with CLOWNALLEY.NET and the Felix B. Adler Awards just click on the title of this post.