Mind Blown

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Mind Blown

Presented by Box of Clowns
Sept. 22nd @ 7 PM, Sept. 23 @ 8 PM

From the award-winning physical theatre troupe Box of Clowns, Mind Blown follows two Surrealist artists as they laugh in the face of death while going on a watch-melting journey through their own bizarre dreams. Always clever, curious, and quick on their feet, the dynamic duo distills the art movement through their wildly inventive sense of humor. Follow our artists as they face down the end of the world by creating wild stories, scenes, and images that elude meaning and tickle the funny bone.

About Box of Clowns

Box of Clowns is a new ensemble from Portland, Oregon. They are a clown troupe, so proudly come from a tradition of popular theatre. Their premier work, Mom?, was their culmination project at Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, and thus, the box was born. Box of Clowns’ methods have grown out of the teachings at Dell’Arte, their own group research, and a collective desire to find delight and humor in unexpected places. They benefit from pushing themselves past expected limits physically and mentally, ruthless play, and fierce editing. Box of Clowns aims to create visceral, emotional, and provocative experiences for their audiences.

The Crowds are Raving!

“Intriguing physicality!” 
– The Oregonian 
“Amazing physics-defying comedy!”
-Indy Fringe Talks
“Sharp, beautifully timed, elegant”
-Plank Magazine

 WINNER Best of Fest -San Francisco Fringe 
WINNER Tech’s Choice -San Francisco Fringe
WINNER Sold Out Run- San Francisco Fringe

Meet the Clowns

Jeff Desautels is a founding member of Box of Clowns, with whom he has performed all over the world. Locally he has performed in Portland with CoHo Clown Cohort Theatre, Tears of Joy Theater, Sir Cupcake’s Queer Circus, Fou Fou Ha, and the Curious Cabaret. He also performs frequently as the drag queen persona, Mysteria. He has studied at Salve Regina University, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre.

Laura Loy is an actor-creator who believes passionately in theatre’s power to foster empathy and community. Laura has devised, directed, taught, and performed at venues across North America and around the world. Her award-winning physical theatre company,  Box of Clowns has been featured on The Gong Show and America’s Got Talent. Portland credits include shows with Imago, Broadway Rose, Lakewood, Tears of Joy, Speculative Drama, and Sir Cupcake’s Queer Circus. She holds a B.A. in Theatre & Dance from the University of New Hampshire and is a graduate of the professional training program at Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre.

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