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Axis Theatre Company Presents ~ Clown Turns Workshop

Friday, September 15, 2017 10:30 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

November 18th to 25th 2017,10am to 6pm

One-on-One times will be scheduled with John

@ The Russian Hall ~ 600 Campbell St. Vancouver, BC. ~

With John Turner (of Mump & Smoot and the Manitoulin Conservatory)

This workshop is designed for those who wish to work on developing and performing short clown pieces. The majority of the time will be devoted to the creation of turns and on performance; with additional time for exercises, games, discussion and the exploration of themes that arise during the workshop.

Students should bring a short turn that is less than 5 minutes to work on. This can include work not traditionally considered clown (i.e. text, song or dance) especially if students wish to explore the broader application of clown and mask to a variety of performance genres.

This workshop is primarily designed for students who have completed the Pochinko Style Mask and Clown Intensive (Baby Clown) or (Clown Through Mask). While this specific training it is not a mandatory prerequisite it is advantageous for the applicants and some clown creation and performance experience is definitely a benefit.

This 8-day workshop will culminate in a public performance on Nov. 25th.  

$800.00 to register for this workshop


Contact Chris McGregor chris@axistheatre.com or call 604-669-0631 for more information.


We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.


The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) strives to strengthen the local theatre industry. We do this through providing services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and our annual theatre conference. Together with our members we are raising the profile of local theatre and building community.

At GVPTA, we acknowledge that our organization is located on the traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.