So you want my arts job: physical comedy and clown teacher

Drawing from over 20 years' experience, Clare Bartholomew divulges what it means to be a physical comedy and clown teacher.
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Clare Bartholomew has been performing, writing, directing and producing new work in Australia and internationally for over 20 years. She consults on performance for numerous companies such as Circus Oz, teaching clown and clowning for company members, its Indigenous training program – Blakrobatics and directing pieces for its touring shows.

Bartholomew has been the guest clown teacher at the John Bolton Theatre School for the last two years. She has directed circus works by Batton & Broadway and Splash Test Dummies, and was the director for Fringe Wives Club’s multi award-winning show – Glittery Clittery.

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Thuy On is Reviews Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She was the books editor of The Big issue for 8 years. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was published by University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). Her next collection, Decadence, was published in July 2022, also by UWAP. Twitter: @thuy_on