The Brick Theater, Inc. presents The NY Clown Theatre Festival 2012: Subway Parade, Pie Fight and Preview.
Now in its 7th year, The NY Clown Theatre Festival is New York's preeminent annual, international Clown Theatre festival. This year's event includes 34 shows in 24 days with over 150 clown performers from 16 countries including Finland, Mexico, France, New Zealand, and Wales.
The festival also features classes taught by world-famous clown teachers, a clown-sourced iPhone-created silent film project and a performance by the co-creator and lead performer of Cirque de Soleil's Ovo! The Brick Theater, Inc. brings the festival back this fall, performing September 7th–30th at The Brick in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
For more details, visit www.bricktheater.com/clown.
SEPTEMBER 7TH (Opening Day) EVENTS:
- Subway Parade
- Meet at Union Square in Manhattan at 5:30pm tonight, September 7.
- Clown noses will be provided.
Put on your finest stripes and polka-dots and join us for the opening day parade! We'll march, unicycle, juggle, roller boogie, and pratfall around Union Square. Then we'll turn the L train into the ultimate clown car, and pop back out at the Bedford stop for general communing with the Williamsburg hipsteratti. We'll continue the ruckus down Bedford Avenue, stopping for photo ops at McCarren Park Running Track and outdoor gym where clowns will train for the 2012 Clown Olympics. After training, the parade will conclude at The Brick, home of the festival, where a massive public pie fight will ensue.
Audience-participatory Pie Fight takes place at The Brick tonight, September 7. Fight will take place between 6:30pm and 9pm at The Brick. Pies will be provided. At the pie fight, toss, whirl, fling, slip and slide around the ring to your heart's content or just watch and laugh while the fools go at it.
After the Pie Fight, grab a quick bite in the neighborhood, then come back for the free Preview Cabaret at 10 p.m. Line up early as seats will fill up! (May not be suitable for children.)
The Brick is located at 579 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on the L & G subway lines (L: Lorimer stop; G: Metropolitan stop). For more detailed directions and further information, visit www.bricktheater.com.
The Brick and its non-profit company, The Brick Theater, Inc. were founded in September of 2002 by Robert Honeywell and Michael Gardner. Formerly an auto-body shop, a storage space and a yoga center, this brick- walled garage was completely refurbished into a state-of-the-art theater complex, with a large sprung floor and professional lighting and sound package.
Winner of THE CAFFE CINO FELLOWSHIP AWARD, The Brick is Williamsburg, Brooklyn's destination for cutting-edge theatrical experience. Home to the critically acclaimed premieres of Bouffon Glass Menajoree (NY IT Award Winner-Outstanding Play), In a Strange Room (Time Out New York's Top Ten Plays), Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (NY IT Award Winner-Outstanding Play), Suspicious Package (IBTA Award Winner-Best Unique Theatrical Experience), Craven Monkey and the Mountain of Fury (NY IT Award Nominee-Outstanding Performance Art Production), Greed: A Musical Love $tory (NY IT Award Nominee-Outstanding Musical), The Brick has hosted some of downtown theater's most innovative artists, including Annie Baker, Young Jean Lee, The Debate Society, Banana Bag & Bodice, Thomas Bradshaw, and Jollyship the Whiz-Bang's Nick Jones. The Brick has also hosted The Iranian Theater Festival, The Comic Book Theater Festival, Fight Fest, Game Play: A Celebration of Video Game Theater, the international NY Clown Theatre Festival, Gemini CollisionWorks' August repertory festival (The Collisionworks), The Too Soon Festival, The Antidepressant Festival, Red Cloud Rising, Theatre of the Arcade, You're Welcome, Adventure Quest, The Nosemaker's Apprentice, The Protestants, The Granduncle Quadrilogy, Lord Oxford Presents the Second American Revolution, Live!, Third Lows' 2-year Penny Dreadful serial, Richard Foreman's Harry in Love, The Film Festival: A Theater Festival, Babylon Babylon, Notes from Underground, Bitch Macbeth, A Thought about Raya, World Gone Wrong, The Pretentious Festival (including Every Play Ever Written and Macbeth without Words), Strom Thurmond Is Not a Racist/Cleansed, The Death of Griffin Hunter, Untitled Theater Co. #61's Havel Festival, Sexadelic Cemetery, The Kung Fu Importance of Being Earnest, The $ellout Festival, Adventures of Caveman Robot, The Baby Jesus One-Act Jubilee, Memoirs of My Nervous Illness, The Moral Values Festival, World Gone Wrong, Tupperware Orgy, Bizarre Science Fantasy, Who Is Wilford Brimley? The Musical, Jenna is nuts, Habitat, (based on William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying), Assurbanipal Babilla's Assyrian Monkey Fantasy and Stanislaw Witkiewicz's The Pragmatists.