Discovering the Clown, or The Funny Book of Good Acting
In Discovering the Clown, or The Funny Book of Good Acting (TCG, 2019) Christopher Bayes (Head of Physical Acting at the Yale School of Drama) introduces you to the clown, “the playful self, the unsocialized self, the naive self…the big stupid who just wants to have some fun with the audience.” Learn about “the speed of fun,” find out why the Red Nose is the world’s smallest mask, and discover insights that extend far beyond the stereotyped world of Bozo and Ronald McDonald. Whether you’re an actor, a director, or just someone who wants to reconnect with your inner clown, this book is for you.
Andy Boyd is a playwright based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of the playwriting MFA at Columbia University, where he studied with David Henry Hwang, Lynn Nottage, Charles Mee, Kelly Stuart, and Doug Wright. His plays have been produced or developed at Pipeline Theatre Company, The Gingold Group, Dixon Place, Roundabout, Epic Theatre Company, Out Loud Theatre, Naked Theatre Company, Contemporary Theatre of Rhode Island, The Trunk Space, Columbia University, Marquette University, and Harvard University. He is currently working on a series of 50 plays about the 50 US states.