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Being a disciple of clown through mask
Episode 2115th November 2023 • The comedians paradise • Marvin McCarthy
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We talk to the brilliant Sue Morrison, she is a world-class teacher of performance-oriented Clown and Bouffon. An experienced performer, she is a sought after show creator, director, and consultant who has been instrumental in redefining clown for today’s world.

Early in her career, Sue was the protégé of Richard Pochinko, and was chosen to develop and add multiple new dimensions to his original Clown Through Mask. Today, her unique and powerful work brings together the diverse elements of Native American and European Clowning, Bouffon, Le Jeu, Improvisation, and Puppetry, creating dynamic performances that grip the audience. Here is an overview of what we discussed:

[[10:37]] How are ideas of ourselves are never true

[[27:37]] Why Sue doesn’t like Joey Diaz to

[[33:47]] What would be the reason people choose to be a performer

[[40:29]] The process of developing a show

[[43:24]] What makes a good clown show

[[49:09]] How expectation cuts off experience

If you would like to know more about Sue Morrison , you can reach her on her website at or you could purchase her book on amazon here:

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