Find Your Funny Bones Through Clowning

Play with what you’re doing.

It has taken me a long time to understand that the path to freedom in clowning passes through creating clown acts. The shorter and simpler, the better. I wrote this piece in January 2014, towards the end of Ira Seidenstein’s fifth annual Quantum Clown Residency (QCR), a 3‑week physical acting and clown course in Brisbane, Queensland,

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I never looked for a mentor. The thought of having one never occurred to me – not before I realised that I actually did have one. Here’s the story of how meeting my mentor Ira Seidenstein was essentially about meeting my creative self, the world and others – through clowning. The text is a slightly modified and

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There are two types of clown masters:Those who want to control you – to be your master.Those who want to pass on their mastery – to set you free.Ira Seidenstein, my mentor, belongs to the second category. He is a true clown master – first of all a performer of consummate skill and secondly an educator

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