ADAM G. GERTSACOV

ACTOR,DIRECTOR, CLOWN !
29 Highland Avenue Yonkers, NY 10705

401-351-2596 (CLWN)

email kafclown@well.com


ACME CLOWN HOME PAGE

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My Headshot




STAGE


 

ORIGINAL PLAYS AND WORLD PREMIERES

VALENTINE BROWNE LIVE!

Announcer/MC/ Trumpet Player

Regent Theatre, Picton Ontario Canada

BINDLESTIFF FAMILY CIRKUS

Impresario, Clown

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus 1999 Tour

TEMPEST IN A BIG TOP

Caliban

Pan-Twilight Circus--Providence, RI

CREATURES OF THE LAWN

Bumbling Bee

Pan-Twilight Circus--Providence, RI

PANDORA'S BOXES

Signor Avarice

Pan-Twilight Circus--Providence, RI

BUFFOON ANONYMOUS

The Buffoon

Acme Clown Company-Providence, RI

THE ACME MINIATURE CIRCUS

Flea Trainer

Acme Clown Company--Providence, RI

THE BARBIE OEDIPUS

(all characters/puppet show)

Acme Clown Company--Providence, RI

THE SEANCE

Multiple (over 5 years)

Glue Gun Productions

THE GIVING-THANKS TURKEY

Sonny, Santa, Death

Big Nazo Puppets--in New York and RI

HEART OF A CLOWN

Badenough Ballerina, Clown

Ringling Bros Clown College- Venice FL

THE BETTER TO EAT YOU WITH

Rex DiLupo, The Teacher

Dell'Arte School Tour-- Blue Lake CA

THE HOUSE

The Man/Noriega

S.F. Arts Foundation-- SF CA

 

PREVIOUSLY SCRIPTED PLAYS

OLD KING COLE

The Amazing Faz

Regent Theatre, Picton Ontario Canada

WAITING FOR GODOT

Pozzo

George Coates Performance Works, SF CA

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Shylock

Trinity Rep Conservatory-- Providence, RI

HENRY V

Exeter

SUNY Buffalo--Buffalo NY

TWELFTH NIGHT

Malvolio

Perishable Theatre-- Providence, RI

UBU ROI

Clown #1, Ubu's Conscience

Perishable Theatre-- Providence, RI

KIND NESS

Bwana/Peanut Seller

Perishable Theatre-- Providence, RI

HOTEL PARADISO

First Porter

Trinity Repertory Company, Providence, RI

BLUE WINDOW

Griever

Alias Stage-- Providence, RI

THE DRAGON

Ana-Maria Frederica Weber

Studio Theater-Annenberg Center, Phila PA

 

FILM/VIDEO

CLAUDE

Homeless Man

J & J Productions-- Feature Film

COMPLEX WORLD

Bar Philosopher

Independent Feature Film

WIMP!

Martin (principal)

Rhode Island School of Design

NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES

Death Guru

Rhode Island School of Design

EAT HOT DEATH

Uncle Adolph

University of Bridgeport

DEAR MOM

Letter Writer (principal)

Youthvision

THE LOSER

Albert (principal)

Youthvision

--WINNER RI FILM VIDEO COMPETITION

--HONORABLE MENTION-- CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 1983


FESTIVALS


My solo work has been presented at the following national/international festivals and conferences: (Selected List)

Mundao

Sao Paolo Brazil

Anjos dos Picadeiros

Rio Preto, Brazil

American Embassy 4th of July Celebration

Santiago Chile

Pure Pop Theatre Festival

New York NY

Montreal Fringe Festival

Montreal, Canada

Minnesota Fringe Festival

Minneapolis, MN

San Francisco Fringe Festival

San Francisco CA

Cleveland Performance Art Festival

Cleveland, OH

Puppet Slam!

Boston, MA

Blood From A Turnip Puppet Salon

Providence, RI

MA & PA Multimedia/Performance Art Festival

Providence, RI

New Choreographer's Showcase

Providence, RI


EDUCATION

ONE MONTH WORKSHOP--Ctibor Turba, Studio Kaple, Nectiny, CSFR (1992)
GRADUATE DellArte School of Physical Theatre (1991)
GRADUATE Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Clown College (1989)
GRADUATE Trinity Rep Conservatory (1988) Focus On Directing and Acting.
M.A. --THEATRE/ GROUP COMMUNICATIONS Rhode Island College (1990)
B.A. -- THEORETICAL COMMUNICATIONS University of Pennsylvania (1986)
WORKSHOPS WITH: Dario Fo, Bolek Polivka, Avner The Eccentric, RonLin Foreman, Fred Curchack, Daniel Stein, Carlo Mazzone-Clemente, Teatr Nowy, Kazimierz Braun, Eugenio Barba, & many others.


SPECIAL SKILLS:



Stage Combat: Juggling: Clowning: Mask Work: Puppetry: Commedia Dell'Arte:Teaching: Comic Voices: Drive StickShift: Trumpet: Desktop Publishing.


OTHER:


Founder--Acme Clown Company, Listed in Who's Who(!): co-host of WELL theatre conference. I have performed at dozens of fairs and festivals and taught clowning/theatre in a variety of settings. I am an irregular contributor to the Whole Earth Review and the Millenium Whole Earth Catalog.
I like old jazz, surrealism, the blues, and a wide variety of weird art, music, movies, and literature. I despise pickled beets.