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Hilarious female clown duo, Duckbits, present the surrealist vaudevillian world premiere, Are We Not Human?

Using slapstick, dance and pure tomfoolery, Duckbits takes the audience on a journey through the stranger side of the human species. Duckbits is not afraid to get ugly and dirty in a town that asks women to be perfect. Imagine you grew up never hearing the word “no.” Who would you be then?

Are We Not Human? is conceived, created, and performed by Keirin Brown and Ilana Gustafson Turner, a.k.a. Duckbits, and directed by comedy and commedia dell’Arte master, John Achorn.

Keirin Brown and Ilana Gustafson Turner are a female clown duo whose aim is to celebrate and invite people to laugh at the messier side of humans.  Keirin and Ilana began creating work together in 2006 while serving as founding members of ARTEL (American Russian Theatre Ensemble Laboratory). With ARTEL they created several original theater pieces for Gogol Mogol performance salons and collaborated in the creation of __The Legendary Times of Mikhail Bulgakov in 2008. __They have also collaborated together in John Sinner’s Theatre Revelation in Happy Ending at Highways.__ __This will be their world premiere as Duckbits.

Director John Achorn is an actor, director and teacher. He helped found the noted Dell-Arte School of Physical Theater in Humboldt County. He has directed productions throughout Los Angeles, and has worked with Keirin Brown and Ilana Gustafson Turner in directing physical comedy for ARTEL and in commedia dell’Arte technique. He was recently nominated for an LA Weekly Theater Award for Best Male Comedic Performance for his role in The Assassins at The Odyssey. He and Ilana Gustafson Turner helped co-found the commedia company Studio Zanni.

About the Ticket Supplier: Duckbits

Duckbits are female clown duo Keirin Brown and Ilana Gustafson Turner.

Duckbits (Homo duckbitus) have an oddly-developed brain, capable of high levels of nonsense and inappropriate folly. This mental capability, combined with an erect body carriage that frees the hands for manipulating objects, has allowed Duckbits to make far greater physical blunders than any other living species on Earth. Other low-level thought processes of Duckbits, such as oblivion, irrationality, and incompetence, are considered to be defining features of what constitutes a "Duckbit".

Duckbits are noted for their desire to understand and influence their environment, seeking to explain and manipulate phenomena through their use of flapdoodle, inanity, and senselessness. This natural curiosity has led to the development of chaos, mayhem, and salmagundi. Duckbits are the only species known to build duckpodge, dukcus, and duckbub. The study of Duckbits is the scientific discipline of absurdology.