Clowns In Crisis - meet the panelists

Nov 04 2020

Holly Stoppit
Image credit: Original image by Joe Rosser of Holly Stoppit as Professor Patricia

Introducing the panelists for our panel discussion, exploring the role of the clown in times of crisis, as part of the Clowns In Crisis Conference. This discussion takes place on Zoom on Saturday 7th November from 7.30-9pm UK time, ticket info at the bottom of this page.

Holly Stoppit
Image credit: Hilary Ramsden

Hilary Ramsden is a clown, researcher and lecturer in physical and visual theatre, street arts, rebel clown and a Dr. of Walking. She was a member of internationally acclaimed lesbian-feminist Siren Theatre Company and later co-artistic director of Walk & Squawk for 14 years in Michigan, USA. She was a co-founder of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (C.I.R.C.A), wearing red noses for revolution. She is currently Senior Lecturer in Drama and Performance at the University of South Wales in Cardiff, UK. More info:

Holly Stoppit
Image credit: Faith Tingle

Faith Tingle is a Clown and Giggle Doctor, working both freelance and with Theodora Children's Charity to bring clowning to sick children in hospitals and in their homes. Faith uses the art of Clowning to create value in difficult times and firmly believes life begins at 40. More info:

Holly Stoppit
Image credit: Rachel Caine

Rachel Caine (aka Doris Eagle Feather Duster) has been performing and teaching sacred clowning in the UK, Spain and Greece for over 25 years, ran a social clowning project in Ibiza for a decade and is a Shamanka healer in the Andean tradition. She helps other clowns learn how to embrace the Unknown and offers ceremonies for celebration as well as for grief and loss, holding a space that is large and compassionate enough for others to express safely what is in their hearts and find the humour within. More info:

Holly Stoppit
Image credit: Sabine Choucair / Sabouny

Sabine Choucair / Sabouny is a humanitarian clown, founder of Clown Me In, a group using the art of clowning to fight social injustice. She loves the streets, loves people and enjoys this stupid world. More info: 

Holly Stoppit will be your host for the night. Holly is originally from a background in circus and street clowning. She retrained as a dramatherapist and now mixes together clowning, mindfulness and reflection in her adult workshops and devising process.

Robyn Hambrook will be offering technical support on the night, fielding your questions from the chat box and keeping the show running smoothly, as only a clown knows how.

This event is free / open for donations. If you want to come to the discussion, you need to register before the event, so that we can get the Zoom info to you in time:

The panel discussion is part of The Clowns In Crisis Conference, a three day event exploring the role of the clown in times of crisis from 6-8 November 2020, Full programme here.

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