Clown, Actor, Theatre Maker
Frank, born in Germany, has lived nearly half his life in the UK. He is a theatre maker, workshop leader, actor, director and modern clown whose interest in performing started as a teenager learning circus skills…
He blames his influential teachers Franki Anderson (Fool) and Guy Dartnell (Voice/Improvisation) for him becoming the professional idiot he is today. Through those teachers, he discovered the joy of performing authentically and in the moment.
Frank’s solo shows (Confetti Maker, Goodbye Gunther, Me Me Me ) have played around the world from Soho Theatre London to the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC (USA) to the Columbian International Clown Festival, Bogotá.
He has won awards, sold out at fringe festivals, taught movement at drama schools, devised shows with refugees and has co-produced the most adorable daughters in the world.
Frank graduated with an MA in devised Theatre
from the Central School of Speech and Drama and trained at the Desmond Jones school of mime and physical theatre. Other influential teachers include John Wright, Pierre Byland, Gerry Flanagan, Mick Barnfather, (Clown) Keith Johnstone (Improvisation), Malcolm Manning (Movement).
Frank has devised and performed with companies such as:
Finger in the Pie, Theatre Rites, Fevered Sleep, Travelling Light, Gonzo Moose, Sixth Sense, Fanshen Theatre, Theatre Alibi, Red Herring, Dende Collective, Oily Cart, Theatre Lyngo, Bureau of Silly ideas among others.
He is an associate artist at the Royal and Derngate Northampton.
Frank writes his own theatre shows and performs cabaret and street theatre.
With support from the Arts Council England Frank made three solo shows- ‘Confetti Maker’, ‘Goodbye Gunther’ (One Stop Arts Award) and ‘ME! ME! ME!’ (Reykjavik Fringe Artist’s Favourite)
He is particularly interested in blending anarchic clown play with pathos, tragedy and surreal visual theatre.
Frank’s solo shows have played around the world from Soho Theatre London to the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC (USA) to the Columbian International Clown Festival, Bogotá.
THE CONFETTI MAKER
ME! ME! ME!