Since attending a clown school in Sweden in 1977, New Zealand born Alan Clay has taught and performed throughout Europe, England, Australia and New Zealand. He has performed extensively in the streets, in schools, at festivals and in theatres.
Alan has worked both as a solo performer and in several duos, including: High Waves, The Untouchables, and (with his teenage son) in Snap and Crackle. Alan has also performed in the ensembles: Trunk Fools and Playspace Theatre. Check out Alan's new site www.alanclay.com
1979 Trunk Fools, School & Club Tour of Fiji,
1979 Trunk Fools, Swedish High School Tour,
1978 Auckland Festival Comedy Seasons, NZ
1981 Nambassa Festival shows, New Zealand
1982 Outdoor Festival Tour, Holland and Denmark,
1984 Playspace Theatre, national New Zealand Tour
1985 Playspace Theatre Tour of Denmark & Holland
1987 Auckland Fringe Festival, NZ,
1989 Auckland Comedy Festival, NZ,
1995 Untouchables, Opera House and Rocks
1996 Untouchables, European Festival Tour
1997 Untouchables, Tour of New Zealand
1998 Snap and Crackle tour of European Festivals
1999 Love and Chaos Tour of Holland and Austria
2000 Snap and Crackle, Sydney shows, Manly, Rocks,
2001 Solo Show, Love and Chaos, Sydney Shows & NZ Tour
2002 Snap and Crackle, High School Shows, Australia
Alan started teaching clown in Oslo, Norway, in 1981 and 82, and subsequently taught workshops at festivals and arts centres in Germany and Denmark. During 1983 and 1984 he established Playspace Studio in Auckland.
Alan was subsequently invited to teach residencies at the Drill Hall Arts Centre in London, and the Aarhus Teatre Akademi , in Denmark, before settling in Adelaide in 1989, where he taught youth theatre and TAFE classes over three years.
From 1992 to 1999 Alan taught comedy and acting at the Actors Centre, Sydney, in addition to being Course Programmer.
Last updated 10 February 2011