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Anna Thomson Comedy specialises in humourous, interactive and offbeat comedy productions, workshops and roving entertainment.
With a love of satire and a playful cheekiness, we create and direct theatre and comedy that explores environmental and social issues, myth and story, with children, young people and adults.
CLOWNING / COMEDY / CHARACTERS / VARIETY ACTS / MC / PUPPETRY / STILT-WALKING / WORKSHOPS / DIRECTING / ROVING / FESTIVALS / EVENTS / EDUCATION
I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which I work, play and create, and pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging. Their sovereignty was never ceded.
FIX IT - The Eco Clown
FIX IT - THE SHOW
A CLOWN SHOW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
"...masterful, absurdist clowning..." ★★★★ Seesaw mag
A high-energy, 30 minute escapade exploring environmental solutions to real world problems...through the eyes of a clown! Perfect for outdoor festivals or in schools
(workshop packages available).
Please get in contact for bookings.
THE WEB SERIES
All videos: https://clocktowercentre.com.au/fix-it/
*ARTS CENTRE TOP 5 SHOWS FOR FAMILIES 2020*
A fun, interactive four part series created for The Clocktower Centre, connecting you with your inner clown and the environment around you.
Contact us for your own FIX IT video content creation.
Click the link above for the whole series!
INTERACTIVE ONLINE & IN-PERSON
Fun, physical, all-abilities workshops that combine improvisation, clowning and object manipulation to inspire imaginative thinking about caring for our world.
What's On Offer?
Family-friendly, for adults, or club nights!
"Best contemporary burlesque I’ve seen in a long time...world class."
Liz Skitch, Moulin Beige
MC - EVENTS
Big personalities guaranteed to liven up your event and get the party started!
Hannah, Darwin Fringe
DIRECTION & WORKSHOPS
A variety of theatre and comedy workshops & production direction available.
"The vision, patience, direction and confidence you instil in the kids, is paramount"
Trained physical performer and contemporary clown, competent actor and experienced puppeteer.
"...truly sublime physical theatre..."
Community Productions & Workshops
From One-off Workshops to Full Scale Productions
PUPPETRY / THEATRE SKILLS / COMEDY / CLOWNING / MASK / JUGGLING / IMPROVISATION
Sessions and direction offered for short or long-term projects, with schools, festivals or community projects. Currently working with theatre-in-education organisations Western Edge Youth Arts and Trash Puppets.
Richmond Drama Crew
PUPPETRY & DRAMA GROUP (2017-2020)
As creator of this group in 2017, we offer weekly drama and puppetry classes for primary school aged children from diverse backgrounds in Richmond.
Performances include the Collingwood Children’s Farm Winter Solstice (supported by Yarra City Council) and the Gertrude St Projection Festival Mini in Melbourne Fringe Festival.
CUTTING EDGE YOUTH THEATRE (2013-2016)
Artistic associate with director Dave Nguyen, for young people from diverse backgrounds in the City of Yarra. Performances include: 1001 Arabian Nights (2014), Scheherazade (2014) – a multi-site performance with a cast of 80 in collaboration with Western Edge Youth Arts and The Wheel of Fate (2015 & 2016) at the Gertrude St Projection Festival.
NT-BASED PROJECTS IN COMMUNITY
Contracted Artist, leading multi-week workshops and performance programs within remote communities and schools. Facilitated workshops in clown, Action Theatre and improvisation with CIYA’s 18-30 yr drama group and invited by the organisation to run a devising program co-produced by Darwin Fringe.
POLITICAL COMMUNITY ARTS (2016-2020)
United Struggle Project – The Musical, is a journey of many worlds colliding to bring about the change we need to see. Multi-year performance project Directed by Izzy Brown, in collaboration with Collingwood & Belgium Avenue Neighbourhood Houses.
Assistance with children's project: Anna Thomson
MADAME NIGHTSHADE'S POISON GARDEN
WINNER DARWIN FRINGE RISKY AWARD
"Delightful, disgusting, provocative and confronting..."
★★★★ The Age
★★★★ Weekend Notes
CULT CABARET COMEDY FOR ADULTS
"...inarguably clever and unashamedly unique..."
"...from the silly, to sublime"
PO PO MO CO
MULTI-AWARD-WINNING PHYSICAL COMEDY
"...weird, smart, gross out, physical comedy at its best"
Independent Arts Journal
★★★★★ Theatre People
★★★★ Australia Times
WOMAN OF THE HOUR (Director)
NOMINATED BEST THEATRE TASMANIA FRINGE FESTIVAL 2019
All the drama of Joan Crawford and the camp of Judy Garland mixed in with a splash of gin.
KIDS CIRCUS SHOW & WORKSHOPS
A fun and entertaining look at sibling rivalry and working together
REGIONAL VICTORIAN TOUR 2014