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I.M. Lost title

– World Premiere

 


Playwright: Nathalie Ellis-Einhorn
Director: Benita de Wit
Cast: Nathalie Ellis-Einhorn and Justin Danforth
Producers: Nathalie Ellis-Einhorn and Ryan Gedrich
Stage Manager: Devon Nicole Austin
Sound Designer: Laura A Galindo
Lighting Designer: Chris Thielking




*I.M. LOST! *is a show based on interviews with clowns, clown games and the author/performer Nathalie Ellis-Einhorn’s experiences with clown training. Clowns fail again and again, but despite all logic to the contrary, believe that things will be different the next time. Nathalie’s clown, dubbed Little Snotty the Disaster, is a BIG failure. But she doesn’t know how to cultivate the clown’s irrational hope. We follow her through encounters with birthday, hospital, and theatre clowns who discuss failure and why they keep pouring all their work, pain and love into something that’s sort of dumb and useless.

 


Community Theater

Showtimes:

Sunday - August 27 - 8pm
Monday - August 28 - 6:30pm
Wednesday - August 30 - 6:30pm
Saturday - September 2 - 5pm
Sunday - September 3 - 5pm




Running time: I.M. Lost is 70 Minutes $15.

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This production, directed by Benita de Wit, follows previous versions of the piece that have been presented at Princeton University and Dixon Place. The show incorporates interactive clown games in which the audience becomes involved in the experience of both clown fun and clown failure. Come explore the pun-tastic world of hospital clowning, attend a clown funeral, learn how to correctly paint on a clown eyebrow, laugh at our failures, and play silly games with us as we spiral into chaos. Featuring Justin Danforth.

Nathalie Ellis-Einhorn (Writer/Performer) is an actor/theatre maker from Hong Kong who graduated from Princeton in 2016, where she performed in productions like Disco Pigs, Macbeth, and Red Noses. She wrote and performed I.M. LOST! as her thesis at Princeton, and received prizes for her work on the piece from the English, Theatre and Gender Studies departments. She performed the piece again at Dixon Place in January 2017. She has studied clown with Christopher Bayes, Daniel Stein, Mick Barnfather, Gabriel Levey and Catherine Mueller Melwani. Princeton has also brought her back multiple times this year to teach an ongoing series of clown workshops in the university chapel. Clowns, muppets and drag queens make her a happy girl.

Benita de Wit (Director) is a Brooklyn-based Australian director with a background in new, devised and immersive work. Directing credits include* Hereafter Institute* (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), *The Secret Society of Forbidden Literature* (New York Public Library), Waves + Lines (*Roulette*), *Undrown’d Seeking Asylum* (Connelly Theatre), *Perspectives from the Nepal Earthquake* (Schapiro Theatre), *The Drowned World* (SITI Studios), *Stalker: The Musical* (New York International Fringe), *The Three Sisters* (Columbia University), *Private Lives* (Columbia University) and *The Bacchae* (Miller Theatre). Assistant Directing credits include *The Moors* (Playwright's Realm, dir. Mike Donahue), *Comedy of Errors* (Classic Stage Company, dir.

Nathalie Ellis-Einhorn (Writer/Performer) is an actor/theatre maker from Hong Kong who graduated from Princeton in 2016, where she performed in productions like Disco Pigs, Macbeth, and Red Noses. She wrote and performed I.M. LOST! as her thesis at Princeton, and received prizes for her work on the piece from the English, Theatre and Gender Studies departments. She performed the piece again at Dixon Place in January 2017. She has studied clown with Christopher Bayes, Daniel Stein, Mick Barnfather, Gabriel Levey and Catherine Mueller Melwani. Princeton has also brought her back multiple times this year to teach an ongoing series of clown workshops in the university chapel. Clowns, muppets and drag queens make her a happy girl.  


 

 

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