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The Lounge Theatres
On the corner of Santa Monica and El Centro 6201 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038
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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.

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