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Alicia Gonzalez Joins the LMA Roster

Laugh-Masters Academy is thrilled to welcome Alicia Gonzalez to the LMA family. She will begin teaching Clown & Improv in Sydney starting Term 4, 2016.

Alicia Gonzalez is a practicing clown and bouffon. She trained in Paris, France, at Lecoq with the likes of funny man Jos Houben, she also studied clown with the hilarious Virginia Scott in NYC. She is a director-theatre maker and performer specialising in movement, ensemble devised and improvised performance; working across theatre, film and education. She currently teaches clown at the Australian Performing Arts Grammar School and runs clownesque workshops for diverse ages, abilities and community arts based organisations.

Alicia is an official member of the comedy group Choo Choo Troupe and is the lead devisor for Clockfire Theatre Company and has collaborated and performed in their 1st installment of A Hunger Suite and we, the lost company. Alicia works as a performance coach for several actors and shows including Mardi Gras favourite The Punters Siren. She has co-devised and performed theatre for Hurrah Hurrah and puppeteer for Umbrella Theatre (The Rocks Village Bizarre Festival). She is the Artistic Director of Marquez Laundry Theatre Co, and was commissioned by the Old 505 Theatre to create devised theatre shows: Macondo’s Clothesline and Fred & Ginger. She was also selected to participate in NIDA’s 2014 Independent Creative Development Program in Sydney and in 2014 Critical Stages offered Alicia the Emerging Producers residency.

Alicia loves the Frenchies. Her artistic influences include Compagnie Philippe Genty, Ariane Mnouchkine, Peter Brook & Maguy Marin. Alicia was the recipient of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust grant to help fund her studies at Lecoq. When she’s not trying to find absurdity in the everyday idiosyncratic human condition, she offers her expertise as story consultant to screen writers.