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THE HAHARMONICS – UNIQUE CLOWN CHOIR WORKSHOP
As part of the Why Not Festival of Clowning, we are introducing the unique clown choir format, which explores clowning through the medium of music. Participants will have lessons in clowning and singing, to create a clown choir that will have the opportunity to perform as part of The Road clown variety show. Booking will open very shortly, but if you are interested in the meantime, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
After the success of our Winter Clown School in January 2020, we are preparing the dates for our Summer School 2020, Autumn School 2020 and a Winter School in 2021. Watch this space to discover the dates and formats of each season.
Stephen Sobal is a multi award winning director, performer, teacher and the artistic director of All in Theatre.
As a director Stephen specialises in playful, physical and comedy theatre. He has worked on solo shows and large ensemble pieces and whether a devised or scripted piece he always strives to make beautiful and powerful work. We are delighted that he is collaborating with the institute. Stephen will be delivering a course at our next Winter School. Check the Whats On page for more details.
THE WHY NOT INSTITUTE IS 21 YEARS OLD!!!!
We will be celebrating the 21st birthday of The Why Not in the Spring 2020 with the Why Not Cabaret, featuring performers who have been at The Why Not Institute for the last 21 years.
Venue and date to be announced. It will be a blast!!!!
NEW BOOK IN THE OVEN
de Castro is currently working on her new book. Watch this space for updates about content and publication dates.
THE OUTSIDE EYE AND CLOWN CONSULTANT SESSIONS
The Why Not Institute is delighted to offer one-to-one consultancy sessions for performers, groups or shows who are looking to give their performances an edge. Please email email@example.com for more details
As part of Outside Eye, de Castro has been recently collaborating with
– Emma Stroud: show ME:EM
– Maisie Whitehead: show Daisy Disley Doesn’t Panic R&D
– Nikki Kennett: the Show Globe – Enchanted Flower Globe
THE GIFT IN CHICAGO
de Castro recently performed The Gift in Chicago as part of the Physical Theatre Festival. A review of the performance can be found here: https://www.picturethispost.com/physical-theater-festival-chicago-presents-the-gift-by-angela-de-castro-brazil-uk-review-simple-pleasure/
Jack from the Why Not Institute has a new show, Jack Stark: Tea, Bee, Sea. Audience feedback can be seen in this video: https://youtu.be/lXzcgORna1k
LOOKING FOR NEW COLLABORATORS
We are currently looking for new volunteers and collaborators who want to be a part of the Institute’s work, particularly those with marketing skills. If you are at all interested, we would love to meet you in person. Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
LAUNCH OF NEW WEBSITE AND ONLINE RESOURCES
We hope you like our new-look website. Please let us have your feedback.
Would you like to know what books are available on clowning…? See ‘What Else?’ section. More online resources coming soon…
The Institute is currently relaunching – widening its remit to take into account the resurgence in modern clowning. Watch this space for new collaborations and associates.
SILVA AND ASSOCIATES – THE HELPING HANDS COMPANY
Angela de Castro is collaborating with a select number of clowns to bring you Silva and Associates – The Helping Hands Company!
Silva and Associates are honoured to bring their years of experience and inefficiency in crowd management near you. They will bring their own specialised equipment to help ensure the job is done properly and in safety. We are a family friendly firm offering customised services for any event. From stage hands for cabarets to car park attendants, from delivery & removal of materials to handing out takeaway meals…we will handle any job with striking enthusiasm.
Silva & Associates are handy for all occasions.
They are fast!
They are un-reliable!
And extremely expert in disorganising the chaos.
An indispensable addition to your crew.
Available 24 hours a day (please don’t call before 10am).
DO YOU HAVE A SPACE?
The Why Not Institute is keen to work in partnership and is particularly looking for venues who can offer space in kind for events and courses. If you would like to see a pop-up Why Not Institute in your venue, please do get in touch: email@example.com
DO YOU HAVE TIME ON YOUR HANDS?
We welcome volunteers who can commit regular time to help the work of The Why Not Institute. If you have marketing / IT / general office skills – and are in easy reach of our Stratford office, you would be very welcome. Please do drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org