Call for Submissions: Bouffon Workshop with Michael Kennard

Rumble Theatre is offering a one-day bouffon workshop for actors with Michael Kennard. We will discuss how bouffon differs from other forms of clown or physical theatre, and practice skills to become more flexible in the rehearsal and development process. The day will unfold with dialogue, experimentation, and scene work.

The details:
Monday May 1st, 2017
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Cultch Culture Lab
1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
Participation Fee: $75

The workshop is open to all performers who have experience with bouffon, clown, and/or physical theatre.

To apply, please email a headshot and resume to with the subject heading: “Bouffon Workshop”. Space is limited so please submit early.

We encourage submissions from performers who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 5:00 pm.


Michael Kennard and John Turner as Mump and Smoot. Photo: Ian Jackson.


About Michael Kennard:
Michael is one half of the celebrated Canadian clown duo Mump & Smoot and has created, performed, and toured Mump & Smoot shows across North America since 2008. He regularly teaches clown technique at the Manatoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance and at the University of Alberta where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Drama.

The newest Mump & Smoot show, Anything, can be seen at The Cultch (York Theatre) from April 25 – May 6, 2017.

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Check out what Elizabeth Willow – emerging theatre-maker and past Rumble Student Ambassador – has to say about our most recent Living Room – Making Theatre With Your Friends.


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If you’ve been working in Theatre for any amount of time, there’s a good chance you’ve run in to the following situation: you’re working on a project with your friends, and you have an argument, a falling out, or you simply struggle to keep your personal relationship healthy alongside your professional one. This was the impetus behind Rumble’s 3rd Living Room of the 16/17 season – “Making Theatre With Your Friends”. The guests that evening were Marcus Youssef of Neworld Theatre and James Long of Theatre Replacement, two friends and artists who created the critically acclaimed piece Winners and Losers together. The discussion was moderated by Chelsea Haberlin of Itsazoo Theatre, who runs said company with her husband. (more…)

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