This spring, at the Hayworth Theatre, cARTel’s performance clown troupe “Everybody Nose” presentstheir next production, Everybody Nose Science, a playful and inventive take on the classic educational system trope. The show plays as a durational one hour piece, during which the audience enters a space that has been taken over by clowns. The audience is able to, at their leisure, walk through an assortment of independently operating clown science projects.
No mere spectators, the audience also serves as judges of the science fair, and will each be issued an evaluation sheet on which they will mark their favorite pieces. In addition to the audience judging, the show features a select few clown judges, whom the audience may follow around the fair if they wish, as a means of gaining a more structured experience of the show.
In addition to the durational science projects, the piece features “clown happenings” every five or ten minutes, rehearsed clown solo or duo bit relating to the science fair at hand. Approximately twenty clowns participate with projects, each clown proposing to solve a major world problem with their personal project. Everybody Nose Science will be presented the last two weekends of April and the first weekend of May. Plans are currently being made to tour this production in a select number of Los Angeles county K-12 schools.
The Hayworth Theatre is located at 2511 Wilshire Boulevard, in Los Angeles, CA 90057.
Directed by Cambria Beilstein and Jack De Sena
Co-Produced by Emmalinda Maclean and Noah Silverstein
Stage Managed by Leigh Zeichick
Music Composed by Sean Pawling
Lighting Design by Grant Dunn
Artwork by David Kantrowitz
Set Dressed by Jordan Riggs