Hup! Clown Class this Fall

9/10/13 - 11/12/13 • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Hup! in NYC with Michael F. Toomey

Fall Clown class in New York City with Michael F. Toomey.

Every Tuesday for ten weeks of

Extensive Clown Training

Space is limited so apply today by sending an email to


We are all born funny. We come into the world with something unique, something off-balance. It’s what drives your loved ones mad or makes them fall in love with you. It is the most intimate part of ourselves, it is why we get back up when we fall down. It’s what makes us most Human, it’s what makes us poetic.Physically, Emotionally, Spiritually, ……Ecumenically. It is the Clown.

The question is not “do we each have a clown?” or “can you find your clown?” The question is how much of yourself are you willing to reveal today–and celebrate in a very public way?

Through out history, the Clown has played a vital role in our communities.Cross-culturally, the Clown has been looked to in order to reveal what is most human about us all and asks us to laugh about it. Over these ten weeks, actors will explore what is most human about themselves–revealing it and celebrating it publicly. This is a class in Clowning, an exploration of the Red Nose, Play,Complicity and how each of these are vital to the actor’s training. Being funny is not a requirement.

Don’tMiss Out on this exciting new opportunity!

3hours a class

EveryTuesday from 3-6

StartingSept 10th ending Nov 12th


Cost $400

A non-refundable payment is due on the first day of class.For those with limited resources it may be possible to set up payment plans.Contact Rose Emma at <a></a>for more information.

Space is limited so apply today by sending an email to


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MichaelF. Toomey has been a member of the nationally acclaimed Shakespeare &Company in Lenox, MA since 1998, where he is an actor, director, and faculty member. He is a founding member and trustee of Split Knuckle Theatre, which devises new works of theatre and is currently touring throughout the world with recent performances in Bangkok, Athens and Paris. For the last three yearsMichael has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Binghamton University teaching Clown, Shakespeare and Fight. Michael teaches workshops for professional actors in Fight, Clown and Shakespeare around the country and abroad. He has directed, devised or choreographed numerous shows includingJulius Caesar and Alice In Wonderland and has performed throughout the East coast and internationally including roles such as Macbeth, Scapin, and Polonius. He is a graduate from LISPA (London International School of Performing Arts) and holds an MFA in Lecoq-based actor created theatre from Naropa University. Thiswinter/spring Michael will continue to tour performing his original workEndurance while working on a new piece called The Curious Case of Phineas Gage.