Like everyone, the rapidly evolving situation that is COVID-19 has radically altered our day-to-day lives. We’re all trying to figure out what the “new normal” is going to look like on an almost daily basis, and we’re doing the best we can to take care of ourselves and others during the crisis.
Here’s what we are working on, and towards, right now:
We’ve created an “online clown symposium” to temporarily replace our workshops and classes. Our students are meeting online each week to discuss theory, ideas for new projects, and generally focusing on the brainy part of learning to be a proper idiot.
We’ve opened our living room to virtual visitors every Friday night for an online workout session.
Sculpting a collection of papier-mâché theater masks, so we can continue our exploration into the strange and magical world of mask theater. This means lots of arts and crafts for us, which helps pass the time in isolation.
Thanks to a bit of internet magic, our clowns were invited to be a part of a spring parade (off-site link) hosted by our friends at Wild Rumpus Circus:
The Plain Text Project published an interview (off-site link) with our boss clown about his exceptionally-nerdy technology habits.
After presenting (virtually) at the 2020 International Thespian Festival, Russ has released the video version (off-site link) of his “Joy of Failure” workshop into the Creative Commons!
Our clowns were invited to create a series of “radio spots” for an internet stream called HackersTown. They are under a Creative Commons license, and can be enjoyed here (off-site link).
ShoutOut DFW published an interview (off-site link) with Russ Sharek.
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