Sunday, March 28, 2010
FEAR OF CLOWNS
As child, I was deathly afraid of clowns. I had a reoccurring nightmare of the circus coming to town and the clown that lead the parade would come into my room while I lay under my bed in terror. I think I have since realized that I could not tell that the person was only in make-up and costume. I think I felt that it was a real entity. In my early days in theatre, I played Joey the Clown and Pierrot in white face. It was very cathartic. I think this fellow in the the shots could help me get over any residual fear I may have.