Happenstance Theater will perform IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in Roberts Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts.

The professional company committed to devising and producing original, performer-created, visual, poetic theater. In the last eight years, the sextet of performers has devised 20 new works.

An homage to circus characters and images from the 1930s and 40s, IMPOSSIBLE! is a theatrical collage set against the backdrop of hard times.

After Saturday’s performance, founding members Sabrina Mandell and Mark Jaster will remain on campus to continue work on their Pinot & Augustine clown duo and offer three workshops related to mime and clown performance.

The Pinot & Augustine workshops will be:

  • A physical comedy class from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday, April 7
  • An open rehearsal from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8
  • An informal performance from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 9

Mandell and Jaster will attend and participate in four theatre and dance classes.

The pair will also give a presentation, “Art as Spark: Igniting Devised Theatre Inspired by Visual Art,” in the Faulconer Gallery at noon on Tuesday, April 8.

All Happenstance events are open to the Grinnell students, staff, faculty, and community members, and no experience is necessary to attend the workshops.

This residency was organized by Artists@Grinnell, post-baccalaureate fellow Caleb Neubauer ’13, and Lesley Wright, director of the Faulconer Gallery. Artists @Grinnell is made possible through an Innovation Fund grant.

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