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The Clown School is excited to announce that our very own Virginia Scott has created a Commedia show with Jarrod Bates that runs this weekend!


Come to the party through the back door and cross the line. There will be consequences! One actor brings to life the masks of the Commedia Dell'Arte to illuminate our absurd times with a lightning-speed slap in the face to power and a hip-hip-hooray for the ones on the bottom. Hey, don't make assumptions! He could be a top, you don't know! 

Friday, February 9 @ 8pm
Saturday, February 10 @ 8pm

Berg Studios, 3245 Casitas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039

$18 cash at the door
Get Your Ticket Here
(Berg Students use the discount code STUDENT to get $15 tix!)

Get a taste of their work here OR here!


The Clown School is excited to see our alum, Joaquin Camilo, in his solo performance Sapo Cancionero: Live Your Heart Out premiering in the Hollywood Fringe. It's directed by one of our teachers, Virginia Scott. You can find tickets to the show here.


The Clown School would like to congratulate our alumna, Ellen Burr, on her upcoming apprenticeship with the Bread and Puppet Theater in Vermont. She starts in July! 


Internationally acclaimed clown, star of stage and screen, and master teacher Phil Burgers (aka Dr Brown) continues to teach at The Clown School, schedule permitting. Don’t miss the chance to study with Phil, winner of multiple comedy awards at festivals in Australia and the UK, including the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Festival.

In addition to Burgers, The Clown School is thrilled to present Virginia Scott as one of our regular teachers. Scott has been teaching commedia, clown and physical acting since 2005 at such programs as Juilliard, NYU and Movement Theatre Studio. She is the co-founder with Christopher Bayes of The Funny School of Good Acting in New York City.


The Clown School is proud of its alumni Jon Monastero and Dave Honigman for making the leap to the Big Top! Jon appears with Cirque du Soleil and Dave is a part of Ringling Bros. Clown on, friends!


We are still enjoying the aftermath of our sponsored visit from internationally renowned Clown maestro Philippe Gaulier, who offered a 2-week masterclass in late August 2014 in collaboration with the extraordinary Canadian company Fixt Point. Since Philippe’s visit, LA has also played host to master clown teachers Paola Coletto and Aitor Basauri, and The Clown School has supported each of these events. Additionally, for three successive years one of the world’s foremost exponents of the teaching of Jacques Lecoq, Norman Taylor, offered a highly successful masterclass presented by New York’s Movement Theatre Studio and co-sponsored by The Clown School.

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The Clown School is an official partner of the Stanislavsky Institute in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Founding Director David Bridel was in Brazil in the summer of 2013, offering masterclasses in the art of clowning at the Stanislavsky Institute, the University of Sao Paulo and at UNICAMP, in Campinas.

Come and explore the beautiful art of clowning with some of the most extraordinary and influential figures in the modern theatre – at The Clown School.