Find Your Funny
July 2017
Hilary Chaplain

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Find Your Funny

Bring Humor & Play Into Your Community

July 02, 2017 – July 07, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Tim Cunningham, Hilary Chaplain, Kolleen Kintz, Kali Quinn... See More
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SM17-2605-964Tim Cunningham, Hilary Chaplain, Kolleen Kintz, Kali Quinn,

Find your funny with seasoned performers from the nonprofit organization Clowns Without Borders USA.

Learn the benefits of bringing play into your community while you activate your imagination through improvisation and clowning.

In a safe and supportive environment, you discover new ways to express yourself without words and practice engaging people through laughter.

Helpful for teachers, social workers, medical professionals, community leaders, artists, and performers, this workshop helps you find the funny that’s already inside you—and inspires you to spread your joy to benefit others.

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Proceeds benefit Clowns Without Borders USA. Teachers are subject to change.

Bring comfortable clothes and a water bottle. Do not bring clown noses, clown makeup, or clown costumes; we will focus on your “inner clown.”

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–8:20 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Celebrating Community or Centering Into the Omega Experience
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.


Tim Cunningham, a graduate of the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, is a registered nurse, marathon runner, former actor, and clown. He is a member of the board of directors of the United States chapter of Clowns Without Borders and travels the globe to spread happiness through performance.

Hilary Chaplain

Hilary Chaplain tours internationally with her solo comedy, which has earned her numerous awards. An amalgam of Lucille Ball and Charlie Chaplin, Hilary has performed as "Nurse Nice" with the Big Apple Circus Hospital Clown Program® and she currently works with the New York Goofs, a clown ensemble.

Kolleen Kintz is a clown, actor, creator, photographer, and musician. She joined Clowns Without Borders USA as an intern in 2011, and became a board member in 2014. She is a graduate of Dell’Arte International and a protege of Dody Disanto at the Center for Movement Theatre in Washington, DC.

Kali Quinn has taught clown, movement, and devising within the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program and Brown University, and worked as stateside faculty for Accademia dell’Arte, Arezzo, Italy. Her two solo shows looking at movement through grief and intergenerational dialogue have been performed at universities and festivals throughout the country.