Clown Doctor Auditions

The Humour Foundation is seeking performers for the Alice Springs Clown Doctor team.

Clown Doctors work in hospitals bringing joy and laughter to sick children, their families and hospital staff. While medical doctors do ward rounds looking at what is wrong with a child, Clown Doctors do clown rounds connecting with what is right with the child.

To become a Clown Doctor you need to be a highly skilled and highly sensitive performer who is willing to make the child the star of the show. Clown Doctors work in pairs in a range of hospital environments from intensive care to treatment rooms to outpatients’ waiting rooms.

You need to be an excellent improviser, a good listener, imaginative and funny! You need to work well with kids aged up to 18 years; respond to vulnerable people and stressful situations; and perform with a number of different partners. Musical skills, clown skills and physical theatre skills are also helpful.

If selected for second round auditions you will be required to undergo a police clearance and working with children check.

First round auditions will be held on Saturday 20th May from 9am – 12noon and/or 1pm – 4pm.

To be invited to audition you MUST COMPLETE a Registration Form by 5pm Friday 12th May.

To obtain a Registration Form or more information, email Jo Cohen, Artistic Coordinator on [email protected]

The Humour Foundation is an Australian charity dedicated to promoting and delivering the health benefits of laughter. Its Clown DoctorTM program has been running since 1997 and is now in 21 hospitals throughout Australia, making a difference to over 135,000 people per year.

1220 May 2017