World Premiere By Clowns Ex Machina Created and Directed by Kendall Cornell
in collaboration with the ensemble
Clowns Ex Machina takes a darkly comic look at transgression, the corruption of dreams, and women in dangerously, dangerously bad moods. Inspired by legends of “the Bad-uns” – famous women criminals, outlaws and killers – the show examines notoriety, morality, defiance, and the social constraints of womanhood. Mischievous, startling, and sublimely ridiculous, this world premiere contains interwoven acts of song, dance, verbal wit, and incredible humor.
“…reminders that the greatest clowns try to make people laugh to help stave off existential horrors...a cast of seriously silly madcaps...” – Steven McElroy, The New York Times
“...kaleidoscopically-dizzying physical theater of the absurd with a wicked steel edge...” Eva Yaa Asantewaa, infinite body blog
Performances by Clowns Ex Machina: Carla T Bosnjak, Kendall Cornell, Lena Hudson, Julie Kinkle, Michaela Lind, Lucia Rich, Virginia Venk
Mis-en-Scene: Sean Ryan Lighting Design: Carla T Bosnjak Clown Assistants: Maggie Tully, Rachel Weekley
About Clowns Ex Machina
The physical, funny, bewitching, satirical work of Clowns Ex Machina is ripe for these days we live in. Kendall Cornell and her troupe of all-women clowns use the ancient art of clowning to turn our current social assumptions on their heads. Unruly, riotous and heart-breaking clown-theatre.