Swagger & Wangster
A Clown Turn by Luay Eljamal
July 2015 — University of Alberta — Edmonton, Canada
"DRAMA407: Clown through Mask" (taught by Jan Henderson) was a 3-week Clown intensive, designed to help discover your inner fool. "Through the study of the essence of the creative process as applied to Character and Neutral Mask techniques, and the art and philosophy of the Fool, students ... discover and perform their own unique Clown characters" (Henderson, 2008). Swagger the Clown and his pet rat, Wangster, served as my final public performance; marking of the birth and discovery of my inner fool. The Clown has moved on to perform for street festivals in Edmonton, Alberta.