The Theater Resource Centre

November 9th, 2021

Stay tuned for NEW workshop openings in 2022!


Clown Through Mask

Clown Through Mask 1

Based on the pioneering work of Richard Pochinko, this process synthesizes Native American and European clowning traditions to guide you in the discovery of clown. Participants are taken on a journey exploring colour, innocence and experience.

Six clay masks are made which create a personal mythology. As they are worn and explored various characters emerge which form and define your clown.

We need to build a clown who speaks to today, that is not just a collection of gags, but an archetype that reveals the essence of the performer.

Clown Through Mask 2

This is clown that gives us a larger sense of the divine in each of us, that celebrates our humanness, our animalness, and the times that we can touch each other in a moment of laughter.

↑ Back to Top

Joey and Auguste

Joey & Auguste is the continued exploration and expansion of the six masks created in Clown through Mask, allowing you to discover the extreme nature of the clown.

Joey and Auguste

In this course, you will be working with other clowns on stage – developing relationships based on the archetypes of the ultimate victim, the ultimate manipulator, and the composites that lie in between these two extremes.

We will also begin to work with voice and text. (Pre-requisite: Clown through Mask)

↑ Back to Top



The bouffon live at the periphery of society, true messengers for our times, never asking for the love of the audience, only to survive and to flash a mirror before us. The darker side of our psyche, a true side, is developed through physical manipulations and grotesque forms.

Through this, the psychology of the outcast is explored

Upcoming workshops:

NO Bouffon workshop scheduled at this time

↑ Back to Top