Eric Davis is a Founder and Co-Director of the NY Clown Theatre Festival, an international festival celebrating and promoting the art of contemporary theatrical Clown. He has trained many improvisers in the art of clowning. He currently teaches classes at The PIT
Performance Credits include the clown in Cirque du Soleil's highly celebrated production: Quidam, as well as being contracted for developmental workshop of Cirque du Soleil's Kooza, under the direction of Tony Winner, David Shiner. His highly popular Bouffon, Red Bastard, and clown show "Absence of Magic", have been celebrated by critics and audiences alike. A master improviser, clown and bouffon, his work ranges from subtle and realistic to the absurd. His work has been described by critics as "genius" "subversive" and "very, very funny". In 2007, Mr. Davis was nominated for the Golden Nose as New York's Clown of the Year. In addition, he was a Finalist for the NY Comedy Festival's Andy Kaufman Award. He is the Director and Co-Writer of The Bouffon Glass Menajoree, which was recently nominated for Outstanding Director, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Short Script, and Outstanding Production by the NY Innovative Theatre Awards. Mr. Davis has trained in Pochinko clown technique and Bouffon with masters Sue Morrison as well as Phillipe Gaulier. He has also been a practitioner and teacher of improvisation, movement, Lecoq technique, and mask for over 15 years.