July 14, 2014

A Master Class in Clown: Skill Integration with The Submarine Show

Byrd Productions in collaboration with the Kansas City Fringe Festival is delighted to present:

A Master Class in Clown: Skill Integration with The Submarine Show

Can you burp the alphabet, sing opera, play the kazoo, decorate a cake, solve a rubics cube, fold a paper crane,
dance ballet on point, stand on one hand, or make fart sounds in your arm pit?
Any skill can be a vehicle for narrative.

This master class in physical theatre, lead by former Cirque du Soleil performer Jaron Hollander
and Emmy Award winner Slater Penney, explores how tricks and narrative can be combined
to create truly virtuosic performances.

At the Just Off Broadway Theater,
3051 Central, KCMO 64108
10:00 - noon
Saturday, July 26th
$30 - Get your tickets at www.byrdproductions.org
go to the Classes page

Catch The Submarine Show performances at the KCFringe Festival!
go to www.kcfringe.org for show tickets.

Jaron Hollander, International Circus Artist and native to the east bay, has many titles including Clown, Acrobat,
Aerialist, Actor, Director, Coach, Master Teacher and Artistic Director. Jaron has been performing professionally for
32 years, a fact that is even more impressive considering he is only 40 years old. He has spent the interim time
performing around the world with many companies including Cirque Du Soleil, Make*A*Circus and Flynn Creek
Circus. He has made quite a mark in Northern California's performing arts scene as a Co-founder of both Berkeley's
Impact Theatre and Mendocino's Flynn Creek Circus. Jaron is known as an accomplished teacher having taught
theatre and circus arts all over the bay area at well known schools including the Clown Conservatory, Cal Shakes and
Berkeley Repertory's Theatre School, Sacramento Theatre Company and Splash Circus just to name a few.

For Slater Penney, variety is the spice of life. He is a national and international award winning performing artist,
choreographer and instructor, his biggest award being an Emmy in 2001 for work as a motion capture specialist with
Tech TV. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz in the Theatre Arts, studied circus in San Francisco and Oakland, and
furthered his professional training at the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre. Slater has performed and
toured with Gamelan X, Make*A*Circus, Lunatique Fantastique, and The Crucible's Fire Operas. He has two devised
works of physical theatre: "Le Projet Migration," with his wife Christine Germain, and "The Submarine Show," with
Jaron Hollander. He's excelled as a teacher, including the San Francisco Circus Center, Marin Theatre Company, the
Berkeley Rep school of Theatre, and the Kinetic Arts Center in his credits. He is now Preschool Director at Luna
Gymnastics, offers classes and private lessons at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, and performs as often as is

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