Edith Tankus 2017-06-20T15:58:12+00:00

Project Description

Edith Tankus

Hurricane Gerty – Performance

In this vaudevillian performance about a gutsy and endearing clown, Hurricane Gerty doles out ukulele arias, off-the-wall puppetry, charismatic crowd-control and stupendous feats of spontaneous mirth in a singularly unforgettable theatrical event. Always determined and hopeful, Gerty teaches audiences to embrace their own vulnerabilities, even in the face of ridiculous odds.

Booking Inquiry

Curriculum Connections

  • One-person performance and the art of clowning
  • Using simple costume pieces and props to create dramatic characters

Booking Details

School Fee: $690.00 + HST
Audience Size: 300
Grades: K-6
Language: English
Availability: April 2018

About Edith Tankus

Award-winning actress Edith Tankus was introduced to the art of clowning when studying the Pochinko Method. After years of training and working as a theatre performer in North America, she moved to Paris to study physical theatre and Le Jeu at L’École Jacques Lecoq and with Phillipe Gaulier.  In recent years, Edith has worked and toured extensively in the U.K. with companies such as Kneehigh and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

“One of the funniest productions we have ever seen in a school. I laughed so hard my stomach hurt. It was so simple and yet somehow magical.”

Principal, Port Alberni, BC