Adrian Danzig (Black Stache)

For 15 years Adrian was the  Producing Artistic Director of 500 Clown, a Chicago-based Clown Theater ensemble that tours nationally.  He regularly performs the shows in the 500 Clown touring repertoire: 500 Clown Macbeth, 500 Clown Frankenstein, 500 Clown Christmas, and 500 Clown Trapped.  He recently played both Antipholi, in California Shakespeare Festival's production of A Comedy of Errors, other recent credits include a National Tour of The Better Half a dance/theater hybrid he made with Lucky Plush Productions, and Caliban in The Feast: an Intimate Tempest at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. other credits include The Seagull at Lake Lucille Chekov, Orlando at The Court Theater. In addition he has performed in shows at The Goodman theatre, The Second City, Steppenwolf Studio, Berkeley Rep, Brooklyn Academy of Music,The Public Theater, and with Shakespeare & Company and Lookingglass Theatre Comapny. He has performed his solo works at The Kitchen, P.S. 122, The Ontological Hysteric Theater and Soho Rep. He was an early Neo-futurist and a founding member of Redmoon Theater.  He has studied clown with Ctibor Turba, Philippe Gaulier, Ronlin Foreman, Dominique Jando, Els Comediants, David Shiner, Avner the Eccentric and was a clown with Big Apple Circus Clown Care for 7 years. 

As a teacher, in addition to hundreds of workshops and master classes around the country and internationally, He was on Faculty at The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University for 7 years where he taught Movement, Acting, Comedy, Circus Arts, and directed devised works.  He has been teaching for the last 8 years at University of Chicago and has created 500 Clown based workshops for Doctors, Business Schools, Hotel employees, Division 2 athletes, Incarcerated youth and regularly teaches 6 week classes in 500 Clown Technique to Chicago based performers, social workers and other interested types.