Be A Clown!
It's Year Six For The Popular Character Clown Corps And YOU Can Be Part Of It!
Applications are closed for 2013. Check back for next year!
It's the three-ringed Rose Festival, where participants keep their day jobs while living out the dream of running away to join the circus! After an award-winning debut in 2008 and successive successful seasons, the Character Clown Corps presented by Amtrak Cascades has become one of the Rose Festival's favorite features, contributing a special blend of love and laughter to the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade and many other festival events.
These ordinary-folks-turned-extraordinary-entertainers reflect both the historic traditions of clowning and the contemporary culture of the region. Named one of the Best Educational Programs in the World by the International Festivals & Events Association, the Clown Corps is led by one of the region's most talented professional clowns, Angel Ocasio (also known as the Rose Festival's Clown Prince).
The Character Clown Corps has brought together dozens of people aging from 14 to 74 years, haling from all around the region. New clowns will join the ranks of the Corps in 2013, sure to embark on an exciting adventure of zany, fun-filled buffoonery at various Rose Festival events. Watch for them this spring, both on TV and in person!
Read what past Character Clown Corps members have to say about this program:
- Becoming "Pippa the Clown" has encouraged me to take risks and find new ways to connect with people, which is something I want to bring to my life and work every day.
- What an absolute joy it was to get out and clown around on purpose!
- I experienced the 'Magical Moments' from so many clowns -- old (not really old) clowns mixed with new clowns making us feel part of the family. Positive energy was in the air!
- Seeing the smiles of the children as their eyes lit up was my favorite part.
Boss Clown Angel Ocasio (a graduate of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus' clown college) will instruct the workshop and oversee all Character Clown Corps activities. You can visit Angel's website here: OComedy.Com
National Train Day
Don't miss seeing the Character Clown Corps appearance on National Train Day!
National Train Day
Saturday, May 11, 2013
800 NW 6th AVE
Portland OR 97209