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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Workshops promote clowning around
Veteran of the big top now loves to train others


Barry Lubin as himself and as his popular clown persona, Grandma. 
Photo courtesy of Trapeze Arts, Oakland.
from- pleasantonweekky.com
by Kate Lyness / Pleasanton Weekly
April 19, 2014
Many children, at one point, dream of running away with the circus but they usually lose interest by the time they finish elementary school.

Barry Lubin, who was recently inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame, actually grew up to live the dream, pursuing a career in circus arts, and experiencing a life of travel, excitement and spontaneity. He is better known as the clown named "Grandma," a 25-year veteran of the New York City-based Big Apple Circus.

Lubin said he originally joined the circus to "see the world on someone else's dime." He feels fortunate to have performed as a clown on six different continents, where he has "met some of the most amazing people and has had exposure to, and learned about, many different cultures.


Workshops promote clowning around
Barry Lubin applies makeup before appearing as his popular clown persona, Grandma. 
Photo courtesy of Trapeze Arts, Oakland.

He is scheduled to hold a workshop for children and adults on April 21 at The Trapeze Arts and Circus School in Oakland; and on April 24 he will teach a physical comedy and clowning class at the San Francisco Clown Conservatory, which offers a year-long program in clowning and theatrical arts.

At both workshops, Lubin plans to focus on character work, improvisation, slapstick, writing physical comedy and other aspects of clowning.
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