Jeremy Aluma is the Founder & Artistic Director for Four Clowns. Four Clowns credits; Four Clowns (Director & Conceiver), Robin Hood at South Coast Repertory (Director), Four Clowns: Romeo & Juliet (Director), Lunatics & Actors (Co-Director) and Sublimity (Co-Director). Aluma is an award-winning theatre director and producer. Aluma has directed at numerous theatres around the country including; Theatre Row (Off-Broadway, NYC), South Coast Repertory and Chance Theater (Orange County), Chopin Theatre and Neofuturist Theatre (Chicago), Insurgo Theater Movement (Las Vegas), Exit Theatre (San Francisco) Indy Fringe Theater (Indianapolis) and Space 55 (Phoenix). His favorite LA directing credits include; Crumble @ Sacred Fools, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot with Urban Theatre Movement, In Arabia We’d All Be Kings with Alive Theatre and Ubu the Shit! Aluma graduated Cum Laude from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Directing. He has trained in clowning at The Clown School, The Actor’s Center in NYC and at the Bali Master Conservatory in Indonesia
Kevin Klein is currently serving as Managing Director for Four Clowns. Four Clowns credits; Four Clowns @ 2010 Hollywood Fringe (as Angry Clown) Four Clowns @ Long Beach Playhouse, Sacred Fools, South Coast Repertory and 2011 National Tour (as Mischievous Clown), Robin Hood at South Coast Repertory (as Robin Hood) and Four Clowns: Romeo & Juliet (as Romeo & Nurse). Kevin studied clown at The Clown School under the tutelage of David Bridel and Orlando Pabotoy. In 2005, Kevin toured Los Angeles/Orange County with Shakespeare by the Sea, where he played Jack Rugby in Merry Wives of Windsor. Kevin has performed at the following venues in and around Los Angeles: Sacred Fools Theatre, The Artworks Theatre, Open Fist Theatre, South Coast Repertory, The Garage Theatre, and The Long Beach Playhouse. Regional theaters include: Neo-futurist, Chopin Theatre (Chicago), The Gremlin (St. Paul) and Indy Fringe Theater (Indianapolis). Kevin enjoys running, lifting weights, and playing various musical instruments in his spare time.
David Bridel is the Director of The Clown School in Los Angeles, and a Four Clowns company clown. Four Clowns credits; Lunatics & Actors (Writer & Co-Director) and Sublimity (Writer, Co-Director and as Samuel Taylor Coleridge. As playwright, director, choreographer, and teacher of acting, movement and clown, David's work has been seen at the Mark Taper Forum, the Ford Amphitheatre, the Broad Stage, the Odyssey Theatre, TEDxUSC, and the Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble in LA, the BMI Musical Workshop and the "Bound for Broadway" series in New York, at Shakespeare & Company and Barrington Stage in MA, the Roy Hart Theatre in Malerargues, France; in opera houses in Los Angeles, Paris, Vienna, Munich, Mexico City, Guanuajato, and Santiago; on screen (PBS Great Performances Series and Dancing With The Stars); and at universities, festivals, and theatres in the USA, UK, Israel, China, Hong Kong and Brazil, including the National Theatre of China in Beijing and at the Stanislavsky Institute in Sao Paulo. He is the Associate Director of the MFA in Acting and Associate Dean for Global Initiatives in the School of Dramatic Arts at the University of Southern California.
Mike Funt is currently serving as Production Manager for Four Clowns. Four Clowns credits; Sublimity (Assistant Director & Stage Manager) and That Beautiful Laugh @ Long Beach Playhouse (as Clown). Additionally, Mike has a BFA in theatre performance from Valdosta State University and has worked in theatre professionally across the country. Clown training includes work with David Bridel at The Clown School, Philippe Gaulier, John Gilkey, Avner the Eccentric, and instructors from Ringling Bros. Favorite roles include; Jean Lafitte in his original piece Jackson Lafitte: A Vaudeville, Orgon in Tartuffe, Einstein in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and Pantalone in a Commedia dell'Arte production of Androcles and the Lion. Favorite directing credits include Servant of Two Masters and A Day in the Moonlight. Mike is the instructor of Physical Improv at iO and iO West and has also performed and taught workshops at festivals across the country. He formerly taught at the San Francisco Comedy College and is the current head of the Theatre Department for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program.
Jon Monastero is currently serving as Education Director for Four Clowns. Four Clowns credits; Lunatics & Actors (as Dr. Duchenne). Monastero has performed in multiple special events with Cirque du Soleil and is part of their active database of clowns. He has been on stage at the Disney Concert Hall with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in four productions; The Composer is Dead (2008, 2013), The Planets (2012) and The Spirit of the Cello (2009). He's also been on stage in The School of Night at the Mark Taper Forum, Summersounds at the Hollywood Bowl and L'Histoire du Soldat, a joint production of the San Francisco Ballet and SF Symphony. Jon is 1/2 of LA's premier physical comedy duo, Ten West which has received audience and critical acclaim across N. America since 2005, and is also a founding member of LA's only commedia dell'Arte troupe Studio Zanni. Monastero has trained at The Clown School with both David Bridel and Orlando Pabotoy. www.tenwest.net and www.studiozanni.net
Amir Levi is currently serving as Outreach Director for Four Clowns. Four Clowns credits; Four Clowns (as Nervous Clown) and Robin Hood @ South Coast Repertory (as Sheriff). Levi's LA theater credits include Absolutely Filthy (Sacred Fools), The Chrome Warrior (Lyric-Hyperion), Merry Wives of Windsor (Porters of Hellsgate), Male Matriarch (Long Beach Playhouse), Amir Levi: Closer to Myself (The Coterie at the Renaissance Hotel), Balm in Gilead (Coeurage), Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Urban Theatre Movement), Long Beach Poppin' Play Festival (Alive Theatre). New York: Male Matriarch (FringeNYC 2011), Te Busco (45Bleecker), Age of Pie (Atlantic Theater Conservatory), Turning (Working Man's Clothes), several performances as a dancer with companies Ann & Alexx Make Dances, Philippa Kaye Company, and Amirs company, The Poisonous Ladies. Internet: Unicorn Plan-It (unicornplanit.com). Film: Special Needs. Upcoming: Amirs next concert, Bound to You. www.theamirlevi.com
Raymond Lee is currently serving as Design Director for Four Clowns. Four Clowns credits; Four Clowns (as Angry Clown), Robin Hood at South Coast Repertory (as Little John, Prince John, Friar Tuck & Will Scarlet), Four Clowns: Romeo & Juliet (as Mercutio, Lord Capulet & Friar Lawrence), That Beautiful Laugh @ 2012 Hollywood Fringe (as O'Precious) and Lunatics & Actors (as Pepe). Raymond Lee is a Los Angeles native. He has performed at several venues in and around Los Angeles, some of which include: The Ahmanson Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Sacred Fools Theatre, The Carpenter Center, Open Fist, The Hayworth, UCB, The Queen Mary, The Garage Theatre, and other venues. Regional theaters include: Neo-futurist, Chopin Theatre (Chicago), The Gremlin (St. Paul) and Indy Fringe Theater (Indianapolis). Favorite television credits include: How I Met Your Mother, Ben and Kate, Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, Trophy Wife. He has appeared in over ten national commercials and on his days off you can find him playing at The Clown School or hanging out with his momma. www.theraymondlee.com.
Jen Davis is currently serving as Co-Grants Director for Four Clowns. She recently moved to LA from the Pacific Northwest where she finished her BA in Theatre and helped to start a number of small theatre companies. Since being in LA, Jen has written a column for Bitter Lemons entitled The Belly of the Beast. She recently began study at The Clown School with David Bridel.
Turner Munch is currently serving as Co-Grants Director for Four Clowns. Four Clowns credits; That Beautiful Laugh @ 2012 Hollywood Fringe & Long Beach Playhouse (Director) and Four Clowns @ 2011 San Francisco Fringe (as Mischievous Clown). Munch has trained with The Clown School with David Bridel and Orlando Pabotoy for three years. He continues to assistant direct Nancy Keystone and the Critical Mass Performance Group with their on-going new works Alcestis and Ameryka.
Lis Vizcarra is currently serving as Co-Grants Director for Four Clowns. Four Clowns credits; That Beautiful Laugh @ 2012 Hollywood Fringe (as Loretta The Tinkler) and That Beautiful Laugh @ Long Beach Playhouse (Costume Designer & Assistant Director). Lis has been a clown in training since 2004 with Orlando Pabotoy, co-founder of The Clown School, and has spent the past 3 years joyously training with David Bridel also at The Clown School. She highly recommends this work for a good time and a good laugh. www.theclownschool.com. Lis returns to LA Opera as a dancer in Rossini's Cinderella Spring 2013. She originated the role of Skeleton Clown in Verdi's The Two Foscari at LA Opera in Fall 2012. www.laopera.com
Alexis Jones is currently serving as Co-Assistant Marketing Director for Four Clowns. Four Clowns credits; Four Clowns (as Sad Clown), Robin Hood at South Coast Repertory (as Maid Marian), Lunatics & Actors (as FIFI) and Four Clowns: Romeo & Juliet (as Juliet & Benvolio). Alexis studied clown at The Clown School with David Bridel and Orlando Pabotoy. Alexis has performed at the following venues in and around Los Angeles: Sacred Fools Theatre, The Artworks Theatre, Open Fist Theatre, South Coast Repertory, The Garage Theatre, and The Long Beach Playhouse. Regional theaters include: Neo-futurist, Chopin Theatre (Chicago), The Gremlin (St. Paul) and Indy Fringe Theater (Indianapolis). Alexis is way better than you at killing Zombies; you can try to battle Alexis if you want, but you will lose.
Connor Kelly-Eiding is currently serving as Co-Assistant Marketing Director for Four Clowns. Four Clowns credits; That Beautiful Laugh @ 2012 Hollywood Fringe & Long Beach Playhouse (as Peking Duck). She is a graduate of the BFA acting program at USC’s School of Theatre and has trained with The Clown School for the past two years. She has performed on many stages across Los Angeles, including The Antaeus Company, the Ivar Theater, the Pico Playhouse, the Asylum Lab Theatre, a bunch of theatres on the campus of USC, a warehouse in Atwater Village, a parking garage in downtown Los Angeles, and several others. Connor is also a member of the Mechanicals Theatre Group. She has provided the narration for audio books for Audible Inc and Penguin Audio, as well as voice over for several industrials and a kids’ computer game.
Julia Davis is currently serving as Assistant Education Director for Four Clowns. Four Clowns credits; Robin Hood @ South Coast Repertory (as Maid, Solider, Archer & Henchman) and That Beautiful Laugh @ Long Beach Playhouse (as Clown). Davis has appeared in For the Birds (presented at The Getty Villa with the Troubadour Theatre Company), Servant of Two Masters at Archway Theatre, and Forget My Name at Son of Semele. She clowns around regularly with Four Clowns, The Clown School and The Troubadour Theatre Company. She is also a member Actor's Equity and the Antaeus A2 Ensemble. She earned her BA from San Francisco State and her MFA from USC.
Adam Carpenter is currently a Company Clown for Four Clowns. He is a graduate of NYU's Experiment Theatre Wing and has studied with The Clown School since 2011. As an improviser, Adam continues to perform at UCB: NY&LA, Second City, and Improv Olympics. Adam regularly collaborates with Zach Steel and their work has been produced at such prestigious theaters as La Mama, the Gene Frankel, and PS122 in New York. Adam and Zach are currently in rehearsals for their upcoming show Flipping Houses For Fun & Profit.
Dave Honigman is currently a Company Clown for Four Clowns. Four Clowns credits; That Beautiful Laugh @ 2012 Hollywood Fringe & Long Beach Playhouse (as Tom One Klepton), Lunatics & Actors (Stage Manager) and Four Clowns @ South Coast Repertory (Stage Manager). Honigman was in Turner Munch’s Bitter Lemons award-winning Porter’s MacBeth and is on the Lyric Hyperion Theatre and Café team, serving you steamy lattes and “Et tu Brute”s. His work can be found on the internet and probably in his mother’s scrapbooks. His favorite form of humor is self-deprecation; he only wishes he were good at it.