Bouffon Workshop with Eric Davis


Wanna Fool Around? 

Take a Bouffon Workshop!

16 hours of mockery, mischief and mayhem await you as the creator of Red Bastard teases out your inner BOUFFON.   Find your critical fun as we seek laughter through explosive parody, strange bodies, and a nudge from the devil himself. 

In the world of Bouffon, the audience is the joke.  This pack of grotesque outsiders engage and parody the audience with great joy, intelligence and charm in order to expose hypocrisy and flaws.  To play as Bouffon is to celebrate paradox! They are disgusting, yet beautiful. They hate you, yet they flatter you.

A ferocious social satire is about to explode, liberating the energy in the room with an immense pleasure to play.

In this workshop, participants will explore:

  • Pleasure to Parody
  • Creating complex physical characters and bodies
  • Playing upon contrasts of theme and rhythm
  • How far is “too far”
  • Connecting with the Audience


Eric Davis has been teaching and performing professionally for 20 years. He was the lead clown for Cirque du Soleil’s Iris (for which he originated the role) as well as the clown for Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam.  He is a recipient of the NYC Golden Nose Award.  His bouffon show, Red Bastard, was named top 5 shows in the U.K. and received a whopping FIFTEEN 5-star reviews at Edinburgh Fringe.



Thursday, March 30th, 7pm-10pm

Saturday, April 1st, 9:30am-5pm*

Sunday, April 2nd, 9:30am-5pm*

*Includes breaks and 1 hour lunch



Prairie Theatre Exchange

3rd Floor, Portage Place

Unit Y300-393 Portage Avenue



Before March 6th    $275

After March 6th       $325


To Register:


Phone: 204.925.5252