New York Clown Theatre Festival

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Country and Region United StatesNew York
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Brooklyn, New York, USA
Festival Contact Information

Mailing address:
Brick Theater, Inc.
160 Norfolk Street
New York, NY 10002 USA
Phone: (01) 718-907-6189
Fax: (01) 718-907-3461

Festival Description

Each year since 2006 the annual New York Clown Theatre Festival pas presented an international group of comedic acts at the Brick Theater. The festival will present 17 mainstage shows, 4 kid-friendly shows, 1 street show, and 5 cabarets, including a cabaret devoted to clowns over 50! The festival begins on September 3 with its traditional opening day parade from Union Square through the L line subway to Williamsburg, followed by an open-to-the-public pie fight at The Brick Theater! And it closes on September 26 with the traditional closing day Funeral, with clowns weeping and wailing in the streets of Williamsburg.

Festival Dates September 7 - 25, 2011
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Festival Story:

HE BRICK was founded in 2002 by Robert Honeywell and Michael Gardner. Formerly an auto-body shop, a yoga center, and various storage spaces, this brick-walled garage in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was completely refurbished as a state-of-the-art performance space. Since then, The Brick has launched, produced and presented hundreds of world-premiere stage works from New York emerging artists and theater-makers from around the globe. The theater company is a proud member of New York’s burgeoning Indie Theater community and informal home to an ever-expanding family of artists and avid theatergoers. Winner of the New York Innovative Theatre Foundation’s Caffé Cino Fellowship Award 2009 “for an Off-Off Broadway theatre company that consistently produces outstanding work.”


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Slideshow photo credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • 2011 Amuse Bouche Flocked, featuring Audrey Crabtree & Gabriela Munoz. Photo credit Leonard Manzo
    • 2011 Amuse Bouche Morro and Jasp Gone Wild featuring Heather Maria Annis & Amy Lee.
    • Bony Lil, photo by Zea Barker
    • Legs & All, in the 2010 New York FRIGID Festival & The New York Clown Theatre Festival featuring Peter Musante & Summer Shapiro. Photo by Misha Kutuzov
    • Morro and Jasp Do Puberty, in The New York Clown Theatre Festival featuring Heather Marie Annis and Amy Lee. Photo by Alex Nirta.
  • Brick Theater
    575 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street)
    Williamsburg, Brooklyn


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