Artist Profiles

Paul Kalina

Paul Kalina is a founding member of 500 Clown and has worked with The House Theatre Company, Steppenwolf Theatre, Court Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre. Since his completion of his studies at Dell Arte School of Physical Theatre he has co-created the street clown duo Le Pamplemousse and the critically acclaimed clown acrobatic duo The Bumblinni Brothers. He was the 2006 recipient of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers National Directing Fellowship at the Kennedy Center. He has taught acting, directing, clowning, mask and physical theatre for 500 Clown, The Actors Gymnasium, Lookingglass Theatre, University of Chicago, University of Idaho, Boise State University, Columbia College, The Big Apple Circus, and DePaul School of Theatre. In August, Paul will be working with the Goodman Theatre as the Director of Clowning for its production of Animal Crackers as well commuting to the University of Iowa as their new Assistant Professor of Movement Studies for the theatre department.