March 31, 2015

FAMILY FUN TIME! with Audrey Crabtree

Is your family busy-busy, got the winter blues or attached to screens –large and small? Come re-connect in this guided fun family playtime! We will play simple fun games for all ages. improvisation world, acro-balance, physical comedy, circus, and vintage parlour games. Learn new games and create a playful vocabulary to take back to your home. Your guide, Audrey Crabtree( a KC native & Brooklyn transplant), has been working with families and communities all over the world to reconnect, to connect to their playful spirit, engage and have fun using the tools and techniques of theater and circus. Come and surprise your self and your family! No performances skills necessary, so pile into the car and bring your silly aunts, goofy cousins and even grumpy grandpa and join us!

Saturday April 18th
above The Fishtank Performance Studio
1715 Wyandotte, Kansas City MO 64108

Ages 4 to 100 encouraged to join.
Adults get in Free When accompanied by a child
Children pay $5 each
contact Byrd Productions for more details

Audrey Crabtree KCMO Native, is a collaborative artist, writer and director and instructor. Her work has won a Drama Desk Award, NY Innovative Theatre Award, and several Hola (Spanish Language awards). A graduate of Raytown South High School, and Longview College, and Truman Stage University, she spent early days of her career in KC working with and learning with the folks from Gorilla Theater, Tanstafl Theater, the Ron McGee Late night crew and Comedy City (Formally ComedySportz) and anywhere she could squeeze on stage or in front of the camera. In Minneapolis she also performed, taught and directed short form, long form and musical theater and developed a taste for devising collaborative theater and direct audience contact. In 1998 she formed Ten Directions productions with Lynn Berg and they headed to NYC creating over 16 full-length shows, a feature film and all sorts of smaller unique projects. Audrey is co-founder/director of the International NY Clown Theatre Festival
and the NY Physical Comedy Lab. Her work has continued to focus on audience engagement, physical comedy and stories that stir the pot. She has worked in galleries and theaters and public spaces with performance artist Liz Magic Laser various versions of The Living Newspaper. In her free time she tours with Clowns Without Borders, and teaches and performs in beautiful places such as India, Mexico, Ireland, UK, Canada and her home away from home Colombia.

She has been teaching professional theater practitioners for 18 years at universities, theaters and classrooms all over the world. Audrey, a student has studied clown and bouffon with Sue Morrison, Giovanni Fuscetti, Clown with Bill Irwin, Philippe Gaulier, David Shiner, Bill Irwin and Christopher Bays and improvisation will the late greats Paul Sills and Del Close, among many others.

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