• Arkansas Circus Arts (map)
  • 1101 Cumberland Street
  • Little Rock, AR, 72202
  • United States


-Wednesday, Nov. 2nd-

Why do some acts work where others stumble?

Performance Skills! That nearly invisible "can only tell if it isn't there" magic that can elevate an idea into a memorable, show-stopping act.

Above and beyond your raw skill, these are the tools you need as a performer to effectively communicate your stories and passions to an audience.

In this "intensive but not intense" workshop, Russ Sharek will deconstruct and demystify these critical concepts, along with supporting material from the worlds of clown, mime, improv, sketch comedy, classic theater, and circus.

Variety entertainers only get a few minutes on stage. Come learn how to make every second count.


Russ Sharek has been described by reliable sources as a zen fool, benevolent supervillain, misanthropic community leader, clown father figure and Impish Cabaret Rasputin.

A two-time graduate of the New York Goofs Clown School and an eccentric alumnus of the Celebration Barn Theater, Mr. Sharek prides himself on remaining a lifetime student in the world of eccentric and variety performance.

He currently splits his time between performing with the Circus Freaks, developing ensemble physical theater, and teaching improv, clown and circus arts through the Bath House Cultural Center and the Circus Freaks' Clown Gym.