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Hogtown Clown Collective Drop-In with John Beale

Drop-ins continue year round every Monday 7:00-9:00 hosted by John Beale and special guests. Open to all levels. Participate or just watch. Message ahead to let us know you’re coming.

WHEN: Mondays 7:00-9:00
WHERE: Sweet Action Theatre, 180 Shaw St (Artscape Youngplace).
COST: $10/session

For anyone who has gone through any clown training this is a way to continue the practice on a weekly basis and a means to develop your clown/audience relationship. All levels are welcome.

“How do you find your clown? By following this saying to the letter: ‘When laughter breaks out, the clown isn’t far away. When laughter dies down, the clown goes away. Where is my clown? He is born in laughter, lives near laughter and dies beside laughter. With this work people have to find a way of being beautiful and surprising... and by beautiful I mean being in the grip of pleasure or freedom." -Philippe Gaulier

Hogtown Clown strives to be affordable and accessible. If you want to attend but can not afford to do so, please email


John Beale is a teacher and actor based in Toronto. He is a graduate of the Philippe Gaulier International Theatre School in Paris. He has trained, performed and taught extensively as a company member with the internationally acclaimed Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts. Now as part of the faculty at Humber College, George Brown, Seneca at York University, Randolph College and The Toronto Film School he teaches acting, scene study, improv and clown. He is a master clown teacher and has been holding publicly offered performance workshops and coaching actors since 2005.

Later Event: September 30
Open Mic for Clowns