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WINTER CLOWN SCHOOL 2020 ANNOUNCED
We have announced the dates of our Winter School and workshops. Check the “What’s On” page for more information

NEW COLLABORATOR
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 whynotinstitute@aol.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/

NEW SHOW
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 whynotinstitute@aol.com

 

 

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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…

 

 

NEW COLLABORATIONS
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!
Fully un-refundable!
And extremely expert in disorganising the chaos.
An indispensable addition to your crew.
Available 24 hours a day (please don’t call before 10am).

 

 

 

 

 

VENUES!
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: whynotinstitute@aol.com

 

 

 

VOLUNTEERS!
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 whynotinstitute@aol.com