A ONE-MAN SHOW
AND WHO IS BEHIND THIS WHOLE RIGMAROLE...
Blaise Wopperer (25) is a New York native, based in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BFA in Acting at SUNY Purchase in 2018, and his clown diploma at Ecole Philippe Gaulier in 2021. Since then, he has been involved in several performance projects in and around New York, as a collaborating artist at Mabou Mines, The Barrow Group, and Theatre For A New City. Not only is he the co-founder of UK/American theatre company PORRIDGE AFTER MEAT, but he also enjoys long-distance running, tabouli, learning Tibetan, and playing his miniature saxophone.
Pictured above: Blaise Wopperer (creator, performer, producer & lazy eye fiend)
HOW IT ALL STARTED
CLOG KID breathed its first breath of Earth air as an opening act for the 2022 INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS FESTIVAL, presented by The Centre of Artistic Development, in Calgary, Canada. Its creative team, consisting of one, singular individual, was selected as an Artist-in-Residence to participate in a three month long creative process, ultimately culminating in the public showcasing of new works. With the assistance of professional directors and playwrights, CLOG KID became a full-fledged one man show, slated to play between other acts, that the performer, himself, (you will meet him soon, should you scroll downwards...) also wrote and performed in (The Sisters Fig, The Jeanise Jones Show). With the resources provided by The Centre of Artistic Development in Calgary, along with the all-consuming desire to create a one-man show, CLOG KID was officially born.
Now, a new chapter awaits... one that involves numerous other festivals. On a quest to engage fresh, new audiences, CLOG KID is hitting the road, in search of the immense joy and excitement that is carving out an hour of sheer foolishness in the company of some good ol' theatre folk.
CLOG KID was born in 2022, as a solo piece, premiering at the Centre of Artistic Development's
A TID BIT ABOUT THE SHOW...
A noble (and sometimes foul...heehee) tale
about a clown in klompen (clogs in Dutch)
on an epic adventure to find true love, and
all its treasures that lie beyond moeder’s
molen (mother’s windmill). A great battle
brews between the mighty will of a shrimpy
boy, and the dark magic of steamy, hot liefde