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16 hours of mockery, mischief and mayhem await you as the creator of Red Bastard teases out your inner BOUFFON. Find your critical fun as we seek laughter through explosive parody, strange bodies, and a nudge from the devil himself.

In the world of Bouffon, the audience is the joke. This pack of grotesque outsiders engage and parody the audience with great joy, intelligence and charm in order to expose hypocrisy and flaws. To play as Bouffon is to celebrate paradox! They are disgusting, yet beautiful. They hate you, yet they flatter you. A ferocious social satire is about to explode, liberating the energy in the room with an immense pleasure to play.

In this workshop, participants will explore:  Pleasure to Parody  Creating complex physical characters and bodies  Playing upon contrasts of theme and rhythm  How far is "too far"  Connecting with the Audience

ABOUT ERIC DAVIS Eric Davis has been teaching and performing professionally for 20 years. He was the lead clown for Cirque du Soleil’s Iris (for which he originated the role) as well as the clown for Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam. He is a recipient of the NYC Golden Nose Award. His bouffon show, Red Bastard, was named top 5 shows in the U.K. and received a whopping TWELVE 5-star reviews at Edinburgh Fringe.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Dates: Thursday, March 30th, 7pm-10pm Saturday, April 1st, 9:30am-5pm Sunday, April 2nd, 9:30am-5pm *Includes breaks and 1 hour lunch

Venue: Prairie Theatre Exchange 3rd Floor, Portage Place Unit Y300-393 Portage Avenue To Register: Online: Phone: 204.925.5252 Email:

Fee: Before March 6th $275 After March 6th $325 Space is limited so register early to guarantee your spot.