Art and Change Grant
Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
Change Partner: Emmanuelle Delpech-Ramey
Charlotte will create a one-woman clown show about being female in our modern world, and perform it at cabarets around the city. She will use the comedic and poetic form, Clown, to address fear, sexuality, and gender all from a female perspective rarely seen on stage or in our modern media. Clown is a vivid physical and emotional articulation of the truth, and shares emotional vulnerability and honesty with the audience. She will perform excerpts of this clown play in a variety of venues throughout 2009 and 2010 with the aim of developing interactive improvisatory skills, creating a full-length one-woman clown show, and being seen by as diverse an audience as possible.