Frank Wurzinger is a performer, clown, theatre maker workshop leader. He performs with lots of different theatre companies mainly visual and physical theatre and also tours his own one man clown show ‘The Confetti Maker’. Frank is creating his second solo clown show and will premier it this spring. Frank has experience working with young people with challenging behaviour and has worked as a Clowndoctor in hospitals in Scotland.
The Confetti Maker
The Confetti Maker is a day in the life of a full-time confetti factory worker. Full of optimism, he pursues his profession: making confetti. He cuts, perforates, and shreds all day, every day. But he has ambitions, dreams and fears far beyond the mundane factory life: romance, love, family…
The Confetti Maker is a highly visual clown performance. It combines slapstick, puppetry, absurd storytelling, improvisation and, of course, lots of small bits of paper, which are expertly woven into a humorous, yet poignant show.
When Gunther finds out he hasn’t long left, he starts to live life to the full…
Idiosyncratic, a little ridiculous, but never trivial, Goodbye Gunther faces death head on in a delightfully human mix of physical comedy, pathos, tragedy and joy.
An affectionate and ultimately life-affirming show brought to you by the team of the ‘Confetti Maker’, directed by John Wright
Me, Me, Me
Following the storming success of ‘The Confetti Maker’ and ‘Goodbye Gunther’, Frank Wurzinger and John Wright team up again in the hilarious new show, ‘Me, Me, Me’, an exploration of Echo and Narcissus with a modern twist: mobile phones, social media, selfie sticks, slapstick, and a huge ego. A Tremendous Show. With an Unbelievably Talented Star, who created it all Himself, really, no one else. This Amazing Show Makes Theatre Great Again
The Confetti Maker At the centre of this comedic work is a ‘little man’, a downtrodden character like the ones Norman Wisdom or Jerry Lewis used to specialise in playing, who assiduously cuts up paper to make confetti in some ’70s-style factory. There are lashings of physical comedy, some dancing and juggling (‘the instant engendering form and form making the instant visible’ as a philosophical poet once put it) and a waxing of verbal wit, including Shakespeare soliloquy.
This leaves out mention of puppetry – and a sorry tale of love lost it is that’s told. but it is a lot to take in my pretties, it’s quite a ride.
The show will appeal to children as well as grown-ups with child-like hearts. And those hearts will surely swell. Jildy Sauce
Goodbye Gunther “A hilarious and intelligent take on impending mortality at the Edinburgh festival fringe” Gareth k Vile
Me, Me, Me Following the storming success of ‘The Confetti Maker’ and ‘Goodbye Gunther’, Frank Wurzinger and John Wright team up again in the hilarious new show, ‘Me, Me, Me’, an exploration of Echo and Narcissus with a modern twist: mobile phones, social media, selfie sticks, slapstick, and a huge ego. A Tremendous Show. With an Unbelievably Talented Star, who created it all Himself, really, no one else. This Amazing Show Makes Theatre Great Again
Come and see for yourself!
Workshops are about finding the pleasure of playing even when we don’t know what we are doing. The Clown might feel stupid, ridiculous and completely inappropriate but has a huge sense of pleasure in playing. We learn that it’s OK to make mistakes, be bad and fail – the audience loves the Clown for sharing their unique inaptness.