2012 Clown College® Auditions Announced
This is a once-in-a–lifetime opportunity to audition to become part of
The World Famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Clown Alley
Wednesday, August 29th
10am - 1pm
The Joffrey Ballet
10 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
About The Audition
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- What do you look for in applicants to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College? An overactive funny bone and a heart the size of Texas! Also: improvisational ability, a sense of timing, and a sincere desire to be a clown with The Greatest Show On Earth® are necessary characteristics of a potential applicant. Previous professional clowning experience is not required.
- What happens when candidates are selected at an audition to continue being evaluated? They will have an opportunity to see a performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and a more detailed application will be filled out. From there, potentially, another meeting and an intensive training session will be held. The entire process will be reviewed to determine if there’s a mutual fit, and if so, a one year contract could be offered.
Auditionees must be 18 or older and come prepared to show a 3-5 minute routine. This routine should display exaggerated facial expressions and body language, showcase any unique physical skills (juggling, unicycle riding, gymnastics, etc.) and demonstrate an understanding of their comedy, a sense of personality and a true desire to become a member of the world famous, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Clown Alley.
Auditionees should not wear any clown makeup and should not wear any costumes. Loose, comfortable clothing should be worn. It is preferred, but not required, that you bring a headshot and a resume to your audition.