Four Clowns Hosts Beginner Workshop at Arts Council for Long Beach A LOT Event

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On September 28, 2014, Four Clowns will be conducting a beginner’s clowning workshop at one of the four Arts Council for Long Beach’s (ACLB) upcoming A LOT Initiative events. Four Clowns company members will be facilitating the workshop with undergraduate student cast members from the upcoming production of Ubu the Sh*t that the company is co-producing this fall with the Theatre Arts Department at CSU Long Beach. The workshop will begin at 4:00pm and, like all of the A LOT events, is open to the public and free of charge.

This is not the first time Four Clowns has worked in Long Beach; prior productions include Four Clowns and That Beautiful Laugh at the Long Beach Playhouse. Additionally, many of its company members are alumni of CSULB’s Theatre Arts department. Returning this fall to present Ubu, a collaborative production with CSULB’s undergraduate theatre company, the University Players, the Clowns’ Artistic Director Jeremy Aluma is thrilled to return to his alma mater, now as a seasoned director. “Getting the opportunity to work with [ACLB] is fulfilling. Hopefully we will get the community excited to come to CSULB and see some theatre. We are honored for the chance for new Long Beach audiences to get introduced to Four Clowns and what we do in LA and around the country.”

The Four Clowns Workshop for Beginner Clowns (no previous experience needed) is Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 4:00pm at the corner of East 3rd Street and Long Beach Blvd. All ages welcome.

COST: Free. No reservations necessary

ABOUT FOUR CLOWNS – Four Clowns is a Los Angeles based, nationally touring, award winning, clown troupe dedicated to entertaining audiences and experimenting with the relationship between actors and audience all whilst shining a light on humanity. Four Clowns implements aspects of physical theatre, text, music, dance, and the shattering of the fourth wall in all of their productions. The company is constantly redefining the audience’s relationship to the performers on stage. Four Clowns’ multiple-award-winning, critically acclaimed productions have played in Sao Paolo, Brazil; New York City (La MaMa & Theatre Row, Off-Broadway); Chicago (Neo-Futurists); Las Vegas; San Francisco; Minneapolis; Indianapolis; Phoenix; Kingsland, GA; Telluride, CO; and all over Southern California, including South Coast Repertory and REDCAT. For more information on the company and upcoming shows, stay in touch with Four Clowns on social media: “Like” on Facebook; follow on Twitter @4clowns; follow on Instagram @fourclowns; or visit the website at www.fourclowns.org.

ABOUT THE A LOT INITIATIVE – A LOT is a community-wide initiative presented by the ACLB in collaboration with partners throughout the City of Long Beach, California. A LOT seeks to broaden audience and artist engagement, linking arts and culture with local neighborhoods. Through music, dance, theatre and numerous other art forms, A LOT presents free arts experiences on vacant lots in traditionally underserved areas of the city through the end of October 2014. A LOT was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Other funders for the event include the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and California Community Foundation. For more information on the A LOT Initiative and arts programming at ACLB call (562) 435-2787, or visit the website alotlongbeach.org.

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