Theatre, Talk/Workshop

Finding Your Funny: An Introduction to Clowning (Workshop)

Organised by: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Performed by: Shanice Stanislaus
  • Date:
    8 Jun 2024
  • Time:
  • Duration:
    1hr 30mins
  • Venue:
    Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
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  • Language:
  • Admission:
    Standard Ticket: $18
  • Advisory:
    Admission age: 14 and above.


Discover your inner clown in this introductory workshop! Learn how to tap into your childlike wonder, authenticity and vulnerability to create an engaging clown performance.

Through a series of playful games and improvisations, the workshop will also introduce participants to elements of physical comedy, the history of clowns, and the comedic gags of the red-nose clown. This workshop will empower participants with the ability to laugh at themselves, think quickly on their feet, embrace failures, and build empathy and sincere connections with their community.

This workshop is for anyone interested in building a playful and honest connection with themselves and others through clowning. As this workshop will be a highly physical one, participants are advised to dress comfortably and to be ready to immerse themselves in the playful world of clowning.

Shanice Stanislaus

Shanice Stanislaus is a multiple award-winning clown and actor. Her comedy-clown show Mail Ordered is the winner of three Canadian Awards; the Pick of the Fringe award (Vancouver), Patron's Pick Award (Toronto), and the Jester's Cap Emerging Artist Award (Calgary), and was nominated for the Artistic Risk award at the Vancouver Fringe Festival.

She was also a featured artist in the award-winning production Dance to Death for El Festival Del Grec in Barcelona. She has worked internationally with Flamenco Dance maestro Antonio Vargas, UK Director David Glass, Spanish director Alberto Velasco, and award-winning Broadway jazz choreographer Sue Samuels.

She has trained with Philippe Gaulier (France) and the contemporary clown theatre company, Spymonkey (UK). Shanice is also a creative entrepreneur and the founder of Creatives Inspirit, a Singapore-based creative arts company. She has taught clown, play-based workshops with Clown Gym (NYC), International Schools Theatre Association (UK), Singapore Repertory Theatre, Wild Rice, and the Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity.

Finding Your Funny: An Introduction to Clowning (Workshop)