Antic in a Drain

Combines circus, clown, bouffon and improvisational audience interaction, developing extreme characters and telling stories from the fringes, igniting dialogue and change within communities around ignored or taboo social issues.

In 2014 and 2015 Antic in a Drain developed and performed The Greatest Monkey Show On Earth, a primate circus extravaganza that takes a satirical bite out of animal/human agency. The show premiered in 2014 after an Artist Residency at the San Francisco Circus Center, then toured to the Edmonton and Vancouver Fringe Festivals in Canada that same year, receiving a four-star review from Global News and the inaugural Artistic Risk Award in Vancouver. In 2016 Antic in a Drain was Artist-in-Residence at Kinetic Arts Center, where the second version of the Greatest Monkey Show was workshopped and performed. It was nominated for two 2016 Theatre Bay Area Awards for Makeup and Costume Design and won for Costuming.

In 2015, Antic in a Drain received an Individual Artist Grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission for Antic’s next project: Bucko, set to premiere in 2017 at San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park.

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